The New Mexico State football team and local law enforcement personnel are partnering together for a flag football charity event at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Funds raised will be donated to the Officer Jose Ismael Chavez Memorial Fund.
The event is free to the public. Donations for the cause will be accepted.
Officer Chavez was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 12. He was a New Mexico State student majoring in criminal justice.
Teams will be made up of members from the NM State football team, the Las Cruces Police Department, the New Mexico State University Police Department, the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department, the Mesilla Marshal’s Department and the Dona Ana County Fire Department.
Deputy Cotton, the Dona Ana County Sheriff Office’s Crime Prevention/Community Outreach Officer, played for the Aggies from 2006-09. Cotton racked up 118 tackles over 39 games and was Academic All-WAC for his final three years in Crimson and White.