The daughter of one of the two police officers killed in a weekend ambush in McAllen, Texas, was criticized on Twitter for posting the hashtag #bluelivesmatter in an emotional tribute to her late father, according to a report Sunday.
Savannah Chávez, the daughter of the murdered officer Ismael Chávez, 39, tweeted in a deleted post on Saturday, the same day that her father and fellow McAllen police officer Edelmiro Garza, 45, were shot to death in response to a domestic riot: “Words can’t describe the pain I feel, but I’m glad my dad is at peace,” Heavy.com said.
“You were an amazing man and anyone who knew you knew that,” added the daughter.
I’ll miss you a lot. you died doing what you loved the most, you died as a hero. I love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter 💙 “.
The post was long enough to generate heartfelt sympathy and tributes, and hate too.
“Being a police officer is a choice. Lmao and the last time I checked, blue people don’t exist. Maybe educate yourself? one person tweeted.
Another wrote: “The life of blue lives was literally created in response and undermines the matter of black lives. Unfortunately, there is no other connotation. ”
A third person, who identified herself as a high school student, added: “I am very sorry for your loss, but you did not have to use a racist hashtag.”