Another American who chose to serve his fellow Americans by way of being a police officer has been killed by an illegal immigrant. 32 year young Brandon Mendoza was driving his vehicle last week when he was hit head on by 42 year old Raul Silva-Corona. Mendoza was rushed to the hospital for assistance, but he later died there. Silva-Corona died at the scene.
Officials say that Silva-Corona’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit and that he’d been driving in the wrong lane for more than thirty miles before finally having the head on collision. The murder happened on Interstate 10 in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Immigration has confirmed that Silva-Corona had been in the country, illegally, for more than twenty years. He was arrested in Colorado in 1994 and charged with burglary, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident in Adams County, Colorado. He would later plead guilty to criminal conspiracy, yet he was never deported.
Mendoza had been a police officer for thirteen years. He volunteered his time at a Boy’s and Girl’s club. He was said to be an animal lover and he’d recently adopted a pit bull terrier that he named Lucy Blu. He will be missed and remembered by family and friends, yet it is unclear if this needless death, just one of many, will help convince the Federal Government that the border needs to be tightened.