Daughter of Texas cop killed in ambush slammed for tweeting #bluelivesmatter
The daughter of one of two cops killed in a weekend ambush in McAllen, Texas, got slammed on Twitter — for posting the hashtag #bluelivesmatter in a moving tribute to her late dad, according to a report Sunday.
Savannah Chavez, the daughter of slain Officer Ismael Chavez, 39, tweeted in a since-deleted post Saturday — the same day her father and fellow McAllen cop Edelmiro Garza, 45, were fatally gunned down responding to a domestic disturbance — “Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace,” Heavy.com said.
“You were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that,” the daughter added.
“I’m going to miss you so much. you died doing what you loved most, you died a hero. i love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter ?.”
The posting was up long enough to garner heartfelt sympathy and tributes — and hatred, too.
“Being a cop is a choice. Lmao and last time I checked, blue people don’t exist. Maybe educate yourself?” one person tweeted.
Another wrote, “Blue lives matter was literally created in response to and to undermine black lives matter. There’s no other connotation unfortunately.”
A third person, who identified herself as a high-school student, added, “I am so sorry for your loss but you didn’t have to use a racist hashtag.”
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