Derling Echevarria, age 46

Lost to gun violence on October 17, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Nickname:
    2 Flaco / Papi
    1 Carlos
  • Number of children:
    3 4
  • Personality:
    2 Devoted husband. Incredible father. Respected man. A loyal friend. A staple to a family.
    1 He was a family
    3 man first and a friend after. He lived his life fearlessly and always said “I’ll sleep when I die”
    1 Raised with tough love and showed that same tough love to everyone
    1 Came from Puerto Rico and was a bilingual man.
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  • Schools attended:
    1 N/A - in Puerto Rico
  • Comments:
    1 My family
    1 and I were victims to violence. And, he was ripped from us and our whole lives changed
    1 After being reported in the papers, on the news, years of trial his killer walked free
    1 Our voices need to be heard and we need to stand together to stop this Gun Violence
    2 Our story will be heard for generations to come and I stand with you all.
    2 Your memory lives on forever 🖤

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