ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – One year ago, Abilene Police Detective Elise Ybarra was killed during a crash while she and two other detectives, Robert Collins and Chris Milliron, were their way to Dallas for the Crimes Against Children Conference.
Detective Ybarra was a beloved part of the Abilene community, serving children not only through her job in the Special Victims Unit, but a frequent volunteer at Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
She left behind her husband and 10-month-old baby girl when she was killed on August 6, 2017.
“May Elise’s death awake the heart of this City,” Chief Standridge said during a press conference following hr death. “We’ve had enough pain. We’ve had enough tragedy.”
A blood drive is taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at State Farm at 3228 N 10th Street to honor the life of Detective Ybarra.
“In addition to donating blood in the mobile center, attendees are encouraged to bring their children and teenagers to participate in distracted driving activities and challenges, including VR goggles, games and pledges offered by Teens in the Driver Seat,” a press release from State Farm reveals.