Sad day in law enforcement following the sudden death of a former valley Police Chief.

Mario Leal passed away this Saturday after suffering a heart attack. The former La Villa Police Chief began working for the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department this August.

Leal’s funeral will take place tomorrow at the L-and-I Funeral Home in the City of Penitas starting at 10:00 a.m.

He was 51-years-old. He leaves behind a wife and two children.