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At least 124 public servants have lost their lives in a violent manner

Román Ortega | El Occidental

Through Twitter Ivonne Dámazo, widow of Alfredo Velasco Lares, director of Finance Audit of the State Government, who was shot and killed on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Bosques de Santa Anita, in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, asked for justice to be done.

The Secretary of Administration, Ricardo Rodríguez Jiménez, wrote his condolences on said social network.

“I deeply regret the death of my colleague Alfredo Velasco Lares. This news hurts and we hope that the facts will be clarified. To his family and loved ones my sincere condolences. R.I.P.”

Ivonne Dámazo responded and emphasized that the official was murdered. She also asked the authorities to watch over the future of her daughters.

“Things as they are Ricardo, he did not die, he was murdered! For keeping his integrity! And in the end that’s what counts… I only hope that more than condolences you watch over the physical and financial security of his daughters…. That’s what he put so much effort into the job for!”

On Monday night Alfredo Velasco was traveling in an official car when he was shot at on Bosques de Santa Anita Avenue and Camino a Las Moras, by the occupants of a cab.

At least 124 public servants from different levels and agencies have lost their lives violently in the state so far in the current administration. While from January 2014 to March 2018 (year and three months) there were 307 autopsies of public servants due to violent deaths.

Data from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences indicate that from December 6, 2018 to March 13 of this year, 108 autopsies of public servants by firearm were accounted for.

The municipalities with the most deaths by firearm are Guadalajara with 31 Zapopan with 16, Tonalá and el Salto with 12 each.