The Head of Mexico’s National Defence Force and an elegant personality, General Jose Silvestre Urzua was killed while serving his nation on Thursday, November 24th, 2022, during the conflict with armed men in Zacatecas.
Here, we’ve covered how did Jose Silvestre Urzua die, also, who was he, what’s his background, what was the actual cause of his death, tributes for General Jose Urzua, and many more.
Who Was Jose Silvestre Urzua?
General Jose Silvestre Urzua is one of the highest-ranking commanders, General of Mexico’s national police force, and the head of its Zacatecas branch, died in the line of duty, Security Minister Rosa Icela Rodriguez said on Twitter. He has fallen while performing his duties.
How Did Jose Silvestre Urzua Die? What Was the Cause of Death?
Authority says, General Jose Silvestre Urzua died fulfilling his duties against an organized crime on Thursday, November 24 in Zacatecas.
He was with four other army personnel, but they were fatally wounded and are now in better condition.
The state prosecutor’s office pointed out on the account of his passing, saying, “General Urzua passed away during a confrontation with armed men, and four more members of the National Guard were wounded”. “The man behind this attack was also killed at that moment”. They added.
Soon after he got bullets, he was flown to the Secretariat of Public Security’s hospital on a helicopter to get treatment. According to some reliable sources, there were at least five suspected criminals’ deaths were also recorded.
Meanwhile, the police department has reported that a strong operation made up of corporations from the three levels of government is maintained in the area in order to find those responsible for the attack.
Tributes for General Jose Urzua
The governor of Zacatecas, David Monreal, tweeted, “We who make up the State Peacebuilding Table regretfully inform you on the demise of General Jose Silvestre Urzua Padilla, coordinator of the National Guard in the state. We send our sympathies and condolence to his family and friends”.“I have circulated the instructions so that we get updates as soon as possible on everything that happened during conflicts in Zacatecas. We will not rest in our fight until we eliminate every one of them, and pacify the state, and deal with crime, the desire to which the general gave his life. Rest in peace Silvestre Urzua,” Monreal added in his statement.
Quienes conformamos la Mesa Estatal de Construcción de Paz informamos con pesar el deceso del Gral. José Silvestre Urzúa Padilla, coordinador de la Guardia Nacional en el estado. Enviamos nuestras condolencias a sus familiares y seres queridos.
— David Monreal Ávila (@DavidMonrealA) November 25, 2022
PRI group headed by Ruben Moreira in the Palacio de San Lazaro expressed his disbelief in the death of General Urzua Padilla, who died doing his duty, said “We stand with his family, friends, and the Mexican Army, who are the victims of organized crime.
We demand justice for every single of our brothers in this new unfortunate event, in which those who watch over the safety of Mexicans today suffer irrecoverable casualties”.We are sending our heartfelt condolences to Jose Silvestre Urzua’s beloved family and friends. May god bless his soul and give his family all the strength in this tough time.