De La Garza at home in her hometown
Fans of police lip-sync challenge videos may recognize Brownsville Police Department Master Peace Officer Liliana De La Garza at community events in Southmost and around the city.
De La Garza, along with two of her colleagues, all of whom are Porter High School graduates, have garnered more than 29,000 YouTube hits for their response to the lip-sync challenge with a mashup of Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like A Woman! and Échame La Culpa by Luis Fonsi.
The trio literally dropped the mic after the 3-minute set from a squad car.
De La Garza, who has been with Brownsville PD for 13 years, grew up on East 26th Street in Southmost and always knew she wanted to come back to Brownsville and serve her community, where she was born and raised.
“Well, I always knew I wanted to help out, help my community and all, so, I always knew that once I came back from college I was going to come back and serve my community,” De La Garza said.
And she did just that, after graduating college, like many other police officers here.
“It’s kind of sweet for me to grow up here, go get an education and then come back and serve our community in the Southmost area,” she said.
In her post, De La Garza stays busy. She’s a community affairs officer and is thrilled to work in Southmost.
“Since I grew up here in the Southmost area and now that I became an officer and I got lucky enough, you know, I like to come over here to the Southmost Center,” she said. “It’s an even better reward for me because now I get to work with my community where I grew up and all.”
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