Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kind Gesture by Sheriff Omar Lucio, But No Flowers for Mary Tipton

No Flowers for Mary Tipton
Those who swear to protect us, the police, also protect themselves and their brothers. Almost weekly, our national news outlets share shaky video from handheld cell     phones showing police firing bullets into fleeing, unarmed black men, then facing wrist slaps from the judicial system.


Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio
82 year old Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio understands the wherewithal needed to maintain the so-called thin blue line.  His men must know he has their collective backs. Rumors that old man Lucio suffers from dementia or some other old age infirmity are overrated, simply wishful thinking by someone not getting a promotion or the mother of a suspect roughed up in jail.


Gus Reyna (Photo by Jason
Hoekema of the Brownsville Herald)
This blog has detailed how Lucio's right hand man, Gus Reyna has wrecked police vehicle after police vehicle in drunken binges, gone through rehab, but still functions at the top of the sheriff department's food chain.  Lucio is loyal to his boys.

Considering that Sheriff Lucio has kept nearly 400 employees  in the Cameron County Sheriff's Department relatively content, is it any wonder that, when he learned that the mother of one of his deputies, Marin Hernandez,  had allegedly been involved in a hit-and-run accident, he sent a floral arrangement to comfort the man and his mother? The card with the flowers may as well have read: "Hernandez, we have your back!" 

Remember, Mrs. Hernandez heard this huge "thud" as she traveled southbound on FM 803 back on February 28, 2015.  

"Perhaps, it was an animal," she may have thought to herself.  Her deputy son speculated later, in responding to a Brownsville police officer, that his mom may have hit a skunk.  Dozens of police photos show Mrs. Hernandez hit an object tall enough to smash her windshield, but whatever.

While the deputy son was answering questions from BPD, Mary Tipton was lying face down in a ditch just across FM 803.  Her body was under a street lamp.  Who knows where Deputy Hernandez searched that night with his flashlight, but he evidently didn't search across the street.

Mary Tipton got no flowers.



12 comments:

  1. This story saddens my heart to think that these heartless people may get away with everything they did and no one will be punished for the loss of Mrs. Mary Tipton is disgusting and nauseating at best. Words can not express my disgust with all agencies involved to think these people are supposed to be here to protect and serve. The only thing they protect is each other and the almighty dollar swindle out of the people of the Cameron County. Well my vote is only one but I can gladly day I didn't vote for the current Sheriff or DA.

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    1. Two votes! Anyone but Lucio! My condolences to the Tipton family.

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    2. Three votes !! Anyone but Lucio !!

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  2. This story saddens my heart to think that these heartless people may get away with everything they did and no one will be punished for the loss of Mrs. Mary Tipton is disgusting and nauseating at best. Words can not express my disgust with all agencies involved to think these people are supposed to be here to protect and serve. The only thing they protect is each other and the almighty dollar swindle out of the people of the Cameron County. Well my vote is only one but I can gladly day I didn't vote for the current Sheriff or DA.

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  3. Wow. To the point! Thank u Jim Barton!

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  4. Do you have proof that Mr. Lucio sent flowers to this family or are you just talking out of your ass? Again?

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    1. Lucio supporter go eff yourself!

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  5. I believe this is the most corrupt place I have ever lived and I have lived all over. I know from personal experience the DA doesn't care one bit for justice and reading all this truly saddens my heart for the family of Mrs. Tipton. Hope they get their justice eventually.

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  6. This bullshit is not just covered-up by police nor DA it is covered -up by corrupt pathologist failure to report on evidence that is crucial. Remember convicted Armando Villalobos his comments on Cameron County hard to keep pathologist. Pathologist Cornwell, and Norma Farley payback is bitch. This is my opinion. This case needs to go outside the state of Texas, because there is no justice in Texas when it comes to police, doctors, lawyers, judges, and political wanabees . Exhume the body and get a second autopsy in another state and see if it agrees with the "direct" cause of death as Cameron County. Did Mary Tipton die immediately or did she survive the impact and then moved and dumped to cover-up wrongdoing. This again is my opinion.

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  7. All though this is very sad, and I feel saddened for the family of this young lady. Cameron County is extremely corrupt, but I sense a great deal of Karma...

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  8. #vivabrownsville the only BULLSHIT mentioned her is the inadequate job fine by all agencies involved !! These politicians are working their own agendas

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