Chief Arredondo: ‘Diego was very well thought of by all members of the Victoria Police Department’

The Victoria Police Department announces the loss of former Victoria Police Explorer Diego Martinez

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Police Department announced the passing of previous Victoria Police Explorer Diego Martinez, 18. Martinez passed away on Monday, Nov. 7.

Diego was a member of Victoria Police Explorer Post #306 in 2019-2020. According to VPD, he excelled as a leader and represented the department in the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Victoria Livestock Show.

The department described Diego as very active with the Explorers. He volunteered, participated in fundraisers and was one of the top sellers of the Weekend Warriors Flags for the group.

“Diego was very well thought of by all members of the Victoria Police Department,” said Chief Robert Arredondo. “We will miss him and keep his entire family in our thoughts and prayers.”

The Victoria Police Department provided the above information, statement and photos.