Son of a Longview Police Officer remembered a year later

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Posted by Dana Hughey bio | email

Longview, TX (KLTV)  A moving tribute today on the anniversary of a young Longview man's death,  as a community remembers.

A balloon release was held as over 200 people turned out to mark the anniversary of 19 year old Johnny Villasenor's death. The young man was killed in a car accident one year ago Sunday in the 400 block of south High street.  That is where friends and family have set up a memorial.   The son of a Longview police officer, many came to remember a young man who had so much to live for.

"I think today would show Johnny how much he was loved by his friends, classmates and family. I'm so glad he left an impression on all of us and we don't ever want his memory to be forgotten," said a family friend.

Several members of the Longview Police Department were also on hand to pay their respects at today's memorial.