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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.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 12, 2020
“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 Daughter of Officer Chavez posted a memorial tweet, then the Leftist Internet Trolls attacked her and his memory with some of the most disgusting comment you can imagine. She has since taken the tweet down… pic.twitter.com/9jTeyOy4e4
— The Situational Mutant (@KJC402TSM) July 12, 2020
Have you seen the hate the daughter of Ismael Chavez is getting on Twitter on her mourning post for her father? He was one of the officer’s executed in TX last night. This is just a sample of the bike messages she’s getting on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/WpBFIWIpc0
— David Watson (@DavidWatson73) July 12, 2020
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.”
These were all written to the daughter of Officer Chavez when she posted a tribute & good-bye to her Father! She had to remove her post. 🙏 🙏 for this dear family grieving. The HATE is biogoty towards a class of ppl=police! WHAT are these mockers turning themselves into? https://t.co/Q2IzdTU3Bd
— FrancescaFiddler#COSProject#AllLivesMatter#KAG (@fannjfiddler) July 13, 2020
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.”
I’m so proud of you and all your accomplishments and I’m proud to call you my father. i can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. I thank God for putting you in my life. you will forever be in my heart. thank you for making me the happiest “princess” ever. #McallenPD pic.twitter.com/aFXsb4b4rD
— Savannah (@sweeetsav) July 12, 2020
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.
Your father was my field training officer. He loved his job. This Yeti cup was a gift that I gave your father after my field training phase. You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father. We are here for you. pic.twitter.com/PjfeBugbyb
— B (@brandonwgph20) July 12, 2020
thank you so much. God bless you and your family
— Savannah (@sweeetsav) July 12, 2020
I’m your Blue Blood Sister, my Father was also with McAllen PD. I have been affected by this tragedy and have cried tears since Saturday. As a daughter, be strong, honor your Chavez Family name. I am sorry for your loss, love you sister.
— VEE (@viccachez) July 13, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. He will be watching you from above and will always live in your heart. God bless you and your family. Retired NY Law Enforcement
— Gen. Augusto Pinochet (@DoctorKOH) July 12, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with your Dad. Ismael was and will always be remembered as a great officer. He always strived for justice and did the right thing, he will be missed. Im hurting with you, I’m sorry for your loss and my condolences.
— Jose Hernandez (@TehJosee) July 12, 2020
Daughter of fallen McAllen, Texas, Police Officer Ismael Chavez @sweeetsav was attacked by the moronic left 4 a beautiful tribute to her hero father simply because she used #BlueLivesMatter
I suggest we back her & her amazing father!
.#keepthisgoing #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/FGFsw9FIrF
— 🇺🇸 Joe Powers 🇺🇸 (@realRhodyJoe) July 13, 2020
To those cowards who verbally attacked 16 year old Savannah Chavez, daughter of Ismael Chavez who was one of the officers that was murdered in the ambush by a coward. You’re just as much a coward as the shooter was! I got your back Savannah! #BLUELIVESMATTER! pic.twitter.com/nFTq2dKD5o
— craig stevens (@craigny) July 13, 2020
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