Contact: Amy Trieu, (503) 823-3035, firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 1, 2011 the flag of the City of Portland will be lowered in honor of 13-year old Julio Marquez, a victim of homicidal violence. Julio was a student in the David Douglas School District. The City of Portland flag is lowered at City Hall, the Portland Building, the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Jeld-Wen Field.
On Wednesday, November 30 at the 9:30am Portland City Council meeting at City Hall, Commissioner Dan Saltzman will make remarks in honor of Julio.
“I am saddened that our community has lost a young person to a senseless act of violence,” said Commissioner Saltzman. “Julio’s story reminds us that each child is a child of this community, and we need to take care of all of our children.”
City Council approved a resolution in April 2009 to lower the City’s flag in honor of children who die from abuse, neglect, or homicidal violence. This marks the ninth time that the flag has been lowered.
Anyone who has information about this case is asked to call Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395 or Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Tipsters can remain anonymous
Call (503) 823-HELP (4357) or head to crimestoppersoforegon.com to leave a tip.