Former La Villa Police Chief dies from heart attack

Mario Leal, former La Villa Police Chief

Mario Leal, former La Villa Police Chief and Hidalgo County Deputy, passed away Saturday after he suffered a heart attack.

Leal began working with the Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Department as a deputy in August of 2013.

Family of Leal told Action News that said he was home when the attack happened.

Leal TMs wife, Adela, said a family member found Leal minutes after he suffered a massive heart attack.

The family member attempted CPR, and Leal was taken to a Weslaco hospital.

Viewing for Mario Leal is taking place at the L&I Funeral Home in Elsa today and tomorrow.

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