Early Sunday morning, November 7, 2010, 13-year- old Jonathan Garcia-Valladares was treacherously murdered while jogging at 2700 N 26th St. Jonathan not only lost his life, he lost his hopes, his dreams, and his future. Because the days with our children are few and precious, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is deeply saddened by the senseless loss of this young man’s life.
Justice becomes a reality when three key groups create an effective partnership – the cops, the courts, and the community. PLEA is asking our partners in the community for help in not only bringing about justice, but also to begin the healing process in a family that has been wounded by a devastating loss.
Phoenix Police Officers risk their lives on a daily basis by stepping into the gap to keep our streets, our city, our county, and our state safe. PLEA believes quality of life issues are directly impacted by the determination and the dollars from rank-and-file PLEA members. One reason PLEA Charities was created was to invest hard-earned police monies back into our community which has consistently been supportive of the men and women in law enforcement.
In addition to the $2000 reward from Silent Witness, PLEA is more than doubling this reward with an additional $3000 for information leading to the arrest of the murderer who stole the life of Jonathan. Another $1000 is being contributed to this reward from the law offices of PLEA’s attorney Michael Napier. The total reward for information leading to the arrest of the murder suspect of Jonathan Garcia-Valladares is now $6,000. This reward can never replace the pricelessness of a young man created in the image of God, but it can clearly communicate that lawlessness will not and cannot be tolerated in the City of Phoenix.
Case agents, detectives, patrol officers, and other police resources are being mobilized and focused on arresting the person/s responsible for the death of Jonathan. Information is a crucial element in the proactive response to this ruthless tragedy.
The streets of Phoenix should not be a dangerous nor deadly place for young men and women to live and learn. Please share any information involved in this case by calling Silent Witness at 480.WITNESS (480.948.6377) or by calling the Phoenix Police Department at 602.262.6141.