Patrick Zamarripa, one of the Dallas police officers killed in Thursday’s deadly downtown sniper shootings, was a big Tejano music fan.
According to a Facebook post by Dallas area disc jockey Arturo Martinez, a.k.a. DJ Turo, Zamarripa specifically loved the music of David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales.
Martinez described the type of person Zamarripa was on his post with photos.
“This is Patricio Zamarripa. He was a family man. A great husband. A loving father, son, brother, uncle and cousin. My good Friend. He was an avid golfer. He loved the Rangers. He loved Tejano music, more specifically David Lee Garza BUT he spoke choppy Spanish. A 10 year plus Navy Veteran with multiple deployments and currently in the reserves. And lastly, was a Dallas Police Officer. Nothing else matters. #PrayForDallas.”
Zamarripa was also an avid sports fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. Rangers prospect Joey Gallo recalls meeting Zamarripa and he also made an impression on Cowboys tight end Jason Witten as well, read about that here.
Tejano Nation sends our condolences to Zamarripa’s family, friends and community that he protected every day. He was a true hero. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Zamarripa to help his family during this difficult time. If you would like to donate, follow this link here.