EL PASO, Texas — “You may unfold love and friendship with out spreading illness. These measures will not be only for our well being, that is our social accountability.” This was the message posted on the Metropolis of El Paso’s social media accounts on Monday.
However an ABC-7 viewer reached out to us with issues of metropolis leaders and public figures not following the rules they’re preaching.
The viewer was particularly referring to the funeral companies held for firefighter Eduardo Ramirez this previous weekend. Whereas many individuals had been social distancing the vast majority of the time, some guidelines had been damaged.
Metropolis councilman Herny Rivera posted an image of himself hugging one other firefighter on the companies, in addition to different firefighters hugging one another.
“How are we purported to abide by these guidelines if they do not abide by them?” the viewer questioned.
The viewer, who recognized herself merely as Becky, not too long ago misplaced a beloved one and mentioned she was not allowed to say goodbye through the funeral companies.
She informed ABC-7 she understands Ramirez’s service was an emotional time, however added that it’s not truthful for others who’ve misplaced family members however aren’t allowed to carry any companies.
“You both make the rules– no social gatherings and everyone abides by them, otherwise you open them up so nobody is discriminated in opposition to,” Becky mentioned.
When requested for a proof as to why he did not comply with town’s personal tips, Rivera despatched ABC-7 the next assertion:
“Throughout the funeral ceremony of FST Eduardo Ramirez, our first-responder, everybody was working towards social distancing and we had been all carrying face coverings. The emergency car procession as they handed the casket was very emotional for everybody. After the funeral companies, everybody current was overwhelmed with emotion. I hugged his brother firefighter who was emotionally hurting, crying, and deeply grieving. First-responders are a household. I’m a former first-responder and I perceive these feelings. My condolences to his household and to our group for our loss.”
Ramirez died April 21 following a coaching train.
Becky mentioned she too sends her “deepest condolences” to the Ramirez household.
— to kvia.com