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.