Tree of Angels to be displayed at Cameron County courthouse

Tree of Angels to be displayed at Cameron County courthouse
Cameron County DA's Office
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 1:21pm

A Tree of Angels will be on display at the Cameron County courthouse during the holiday season adorned with
personalized angel ornaments to remember the victims of crimes.

Family and friends are invited to decorate an angel ornament to reflect and honor loved ones lost from a crime
committed against them. The Crime Victims Unit of the District Attorney’s Office is providing the angel
ornaments for decoration via mail, or in person at the DA’s Office.

“The holidays are a difficult time for families of victims, but we want the Tree of Angels to be an expression of
remembrance,” District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said.

The angel ornaments may be placed on the tree from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4 through Dec. 6. Ornaments may also
be dropped off with the Crime Victims Unit at the Cameron County DA’s Office through Dec. 3 to be placed on
the tree.

The Crime Victims Unit is mailing invitations to families of victims to participate in the Tree of Angels, but
address information is always changing.

“We want to encourage all families and friends of victims to contribute to the Tree of Angels,” said CVU
Coordinator Bea Salazar. “Sometimes, the phone numbers and addresses we have for families change without
our office being notified. We are trying to reach out to those individuals, and also ask them to update their
information with us.”

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office is located at 964 E. Harrison St. in Brownsville. For more
information about the Tree of Angels and how to participate, please call the CVU at (956) 544-0849 ext. 442.

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