Commissioners Gonzalez and McGhee honor fallen police officer Cesar Echaverry with street co-designation
MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed legislation yesterday by Co-Prime Sponsors, Commissioner Roberto J. Gonzalez, and Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee, to co-designate “Officer Cesar Echaverry Way” in honor of the late Miami-Dade County Police Officer Cesar Echaverry who was killed in the line of duty in August of 2022.
“This co-designation means a lot to me, my colleagues, and my community,” said Commissioner Gonzalez. “Nothing shows selflessness more than our officers putting their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe. Officer Echaverry ran towards danger and gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our safety.”
A portion of SW 162nd Ave. from SW 56th St. to SW 72nd St. will be named in memoriam of Officer Echaverry, affectionately known as “Echy.” Officer Echaverry joined the Miami-Dade County Police Department (MDPD) in April of 2017 and was a member of the Robbery Intervention Detail (RID). He was a Hialeah native and a graduate of John A. Ferguson Senior High School where he was a varsity baseball player. Friends and family describe Officer Echaverry as courageous, resilient, inspiring, and honorable. He was 29 years old at the time of his tragic passing.