The Dumas Police Department, along with hundreds of area law enforcement officers, escorted the late Officer Iram Avila back to Dumas on Saturday afternoon.
The 29-year-old Dumas Police Officer was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year after a visit to the emergency room and had undergone treatment in Amarillo. KAMR news in Amarillo reported on Sunday that Dumas officials announced Avila died from COVID-19 complications.
Officer Avila, a Dumas Native, graduated from the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy and began working for the Dumas Police Department in May of 2020.
The community rallied together in March of 2021 to help Avila with medical expenses. The Dumas Police Department posted a message on Facebook at that time which said “we would like to thank the Dumas Lions Club, Calvary Baptist Church, United Supermarket, Happy State Bank, City of Dumas (All Employees), and the Dumas Chamber of Commerce for their support for Officer Iram Avila.”
Obituary and funeral service information for Officer Iram Avila can be found at https://www.morrisonfuneraldirectors.com/obituaries/Officer-Iram-Avila?obId=22751006#/celebrationWall