HPD Chicano Squad honored at city hall proclamation ceremony

Editorial Staff
On. Aug. 20 Mayor Sylvester Turner – at the urging of Councilman Robert Gallegos – signed a proclamation honoring the HPD Chicano Squad, which celebrated the 40th year of its formation. The special ceremony drew many elected Hispanic officials and other interested parties eager to recognize HPD’s first-ever “squad” dedicated to a special purpose. Depicted here are Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Councilman Gallegos, original Chicano Squad member Jim Montero, Jaime Escalante (in background; later edition to the Squad), original Squad member Jose Silvera Jr, original Squad member Cecil Mosqueda, Mayor Turner, Raymond Gonzales (behind the mayor), original Squad member U. P. Hernandez, HPD Sgt. Tony Chavez, Police Chief Art Acevedo, HPOU’s David Vasquez and Assistant District Attorney Ruben Perez. Photo by HPD
Members of the HPD Chicano Squad present for the Aug. 20 proclamation ceremony at City Hall were, left to right, U. P. Hernandez, Jose Silvera Jr., Jim Montero, Cecil Mosqueda and Raymond Gonzales. Councilman Robert Gallegos has funded a special display recognizing the historic significance of the Chicano Squad. It will be on display at the HPD Museum.