CANDELIGHT VIGIL PLANNED TO HONOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

CANDELIGHT VIGIL PLANNED TO HONOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez has finalized plans for a candlelight vigil on Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Pioneer Women's Park in Las Cruces.

The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will proclaim the week of April 18-24 as Crime Victims' Rights Week in Doña Ana County in conjunction with National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Sheriff Hernandez will read the proclamation in its entirety at the April 19 event. Sen. Mary Kay Papen, who will deliver the keynote remarks, will join him at the podium. An open microphone will be provided for any crime victims who wish to come forward and share their story with the attendees.

A pre-event walk will be staged at 5:30 p.m. Participants will gather at the Third Judicial District Court Complex at Picacho and Alameda to walk together to the park for the vigil. A post-event with refreshments will be held at Court Youth Center.

Pioneer Women's Park is located on Las Cruces Avenue just two blocks west of Alameda Boulevard.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.