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An emotional tribute to a Texas cop killed in an ambush was attacked on social media because the man’s daughter dared to add the hashtag #bluelivesmatter.

In a since-deleted post, Savannah Chavez said goodbye to her “hero” father, Officer Ismael Chavez, who was killed in an ambush in McAllen, Texas along with Officer Edelmiro Garza on Saturday. Though her tribute inspired many heartfelt condolences, the hashtag sparked disgusting hatred from users former NYPD officer Dan Bongino referred to as “imbeciles.”

(Source: Fox News)

“We live in the dumbest of times. It’s an embarrassment,” Bongino told “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “The population of imbeciles right now is so ridiculous.”

An officers association has also asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to review the hateful comments posted in reaction.

Chavez, 39, and Garza, 45, were fatally shot Saturday after responding to a domestic disturbance. The gunman, Audon Ignacio Camarillo, 23, shot and killed himself after attacking the officers.

“Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace,” the daughter of Chavez wrote in a post the same day he was killed.

“You were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that,” she added. “I’m going to miss you so much. you died doing what you loved most, you died a hero. i love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter.”

Chavez was slammed by hateful Twitter users and supporters of Black Lives Matter who accused her of being “racist” because of sharing the hashtag.

The Department of Public Safety Officers Association sent a letter addressed to  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as well as Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Sunday to look into whether the attacks on Chavez violate any Texas statutes and any “input into how Texas law could be strengthened to seek redress for this vicious, unconscionable behavior.”

A visibly emotional Bongino discussed the hateful and shameful attacks on the teenager mourning the loss of her father, a football coach and former science teacher who was on the police force less than three years.

“Think about this. … I get a text on my phone right here, I’m not kidding, a couple times a year with the NYPD from a friend of mine that says someone I knew or someone who I knew someone else [who] was either dead or shot,” the former Secret Service Agent told the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts after slamming the push to defund or dismantle police departments across the nation.

“Now everyone listening, imagine that’s your job, just for a second, please to all the imbeciles who thought it would be a great idea to attack this woman,” he added, referring to Savannah Chavez, asking them to imagine you “show up to work and couple of times a year you get a text about how your employees or someone [you know] is either dead or shot.”

“You can’t imagine that, thank God you don’t have to imagine that,” Bongino added. “That’s what cops do, not you. So think about that when you attack this woman.”

In another tweet, the officer’s daughter had said she was “proud to call you my father.”

Despite the indescribable hatred leveled at Chavez, plenty of Twitter users stepped up to express their support, memories and tributes, as well as well-deserved condemnation for the haters.

Frieda Powers


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