In his memory: PIPD rededicates newly renovated shooting range to fallen officer

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were all on hand Tuesday afternoon as the Port Isabel Police Department hosted a rededication ceremony for their newly renovated shooting range.

The facility was named after Cpl. George Dorsett, who died while on duty in 1986. Members of Dorsett’s family were also in attendance Tuesday, including his mother and two siblings.

“It was beautiful,” said Dorsett’s mother, Isabel Marchan, of the rededication ceremony.

Her voice broke as she recounted her late son’s “big heart” and dedication to his job.

Marchan said she last spoke to her son just minutes before he ultimately decided to help a person in need by driving an ambulance to a hospital.

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