A boricua is the new jefe of the Dallas, Texas Police Department

Washington DC – Eddie García, born in Puerto Rico, has been named Chief of Police of Dallas, Texas, after being charged with cargo theft in San José, California.

García celebrates the anniversary of the San José Police, as he worked for 29 years, passing December 12, to accept the crime in Dallas. Fue jefe policial de esa ciudad de San José- la décima más grande de Estados Unidos-, durante cuatro años

It will be the first Latin police chief in Dallas, with 1.3 million residents, the newest city in the United States.

“We’re celebrating the moment that Garcia will be the first Spanish to be a police officer. It is a historic moment in Dallas, ”he said. indicates the alcalde of the city, Eric Johnson.

Following the periodical Dallas Morning News, García, quien es bilingüe, nació en Puerto Rico. His family moved to California when he was five years old.

Michael Mata, of the Dallas Police Association, indicates to the CBS local channel that it is important that Garcia has experience in police assistance in dealing with a demographic and public profile in Dallas.

Garcia, who describes herself as a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team, was selected over six other candidates for the Dallas Police Department.

The new Dallas Police Chief will begin his work on February 3rd.