ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday marks one year since Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster was gunned down during a traffic stop. On the somber anniversary of his death, the community came together to honor the fallen officer.
Friday, the community gathered at Civic Plaza to honor Webster. While the event was series at times, it was also a celebration of life. There were food trucks, the honor guard and music and a balloon release.
“What we hope for is that the good memories, the laughter, the fun, the joy that was brought into our life by Officer Webster becomes the story that becomes who we are and that we never forget who he was,” said APD Chief Gorden Eden.
Officer Webster was shot during a traffic stop on Central and Eubank a year ago today. A permanent plaque at the site of the shooting honors Officer Webster.
The “Daniel Webster Children’s Park” is now also under construction near Copper and Wyoming.
He’s remembered as a 20-year army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also Albuquerque Police Department’s officer of the year in 2013. Friday’s celebration is remembering everything he did for this community.
Organizers asked people to bring dog supply donations instead of flowers. Donations are going to NM Dog and Paws and Stripes
Starbucks on Central and Eubank is also giving away a free coffee to police officers Friday, to show their support.