Flags Fly at Half Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Slain Police Officer Houston Largo

Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo, 27, died on Sunday afternoon.

Published March 15, 2017

WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez sign a proclamation in honor and recognition of Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo.

“We are both deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Largo. Every day we have police officers out there working to protect the People. It’s moments like these that cause us to pause and reflect on the work that each police officer does,” said President Begaye.

Largo, 27 years old, was from Thoreau New Mexico. Largo was Áshįįhí (Salt People Clan) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) Tsi’naajínii (Black Streak Wood People Clan) and Tł’ógí (Zia Clan).

Vice President Jonathan Nez, who attended the candlelight vigil at the Gallup Police Department Monday night, said respect for authority must be re-instilled into the younger generation.

“The loss of Navajo Police Officer Houston Largo is tragic. We must unite in prayer on behalf of his family. He reached the end of watch protecting the Navajo people,” Vice President Nez said. “We must not forget that our officers put their lives on the line daily.”

As the President and Vice President of the Navajo Nation, we hereby proclaim that all flags shall be flown at half-staff in honor and in beloved memory on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017.

Funeral Services for Officer Largo will take place at the Rehoboth Christian School Sports Center in Rehoboth, New Mexico on Thursday, March 16, 2017 promptly at 11:00 a.m. The burial site will be at the Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup, New Mexico. A reception will immediately follow the burial and take place at the Rehoboth Fellowship Hall.

A law enforcement procession will start at 9:00 AM to escort Officer Largo from the Rollie Funeral Home in Gallup, New Mexico to the Rehoboth Church in Rehoboth, New Mexico.

The family has set up a memorial fund account with Wells Fargo. The account is under Officer Houston J. Largo, account number 7034959507.

If you request to send other donations, please contact Sergeant Stanley Ashely with the Navajo Police Department at 928-871-6363.

 

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