Memorial garden at Big Brothers Big Sisters to honor Abilene's Elise Ybarra

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The life of Abilene police detective Elise Ybarra will be remembered in a new memorial garden at Abilene's Big Brothers Big Sisters office. 

"We felt like we needed to do something so that people would remember the impact she had and the differences she made," said Big Brothers Big Sisters Market President Mark Rogers. "Our goal is to remember her as much as we can."

BBBS, in conjunction with partner MasterScapes, plans to dedicate the memorial on April 26.

Ybarra was also honored earlier this year as the organization's "Big Sister of the Year." Ybarra was an active volunteer with the organization, being a Big Sister. 

Ybarra died in the line of duty last August in a car crash on the way to a conference. 

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