On 5th July 1994, the Guardia Civil native of Oria, Mr. José Romero García, died in the line of duty.
This event had a profound impact on Almeria society throughout the province and especially on the residents of the Almanzora region where he and his family lived.
Almanzora where he lived with his family.
Next Saturday, 19 November, at 12 noon, the Oria Town Hall, with the cooperation and participation of the
Guardia Civil of Almeria, will offer an intimate act of homage to José Romero, who gave his life in defence of others. It will be attended by his relatives, neighbours and former colleagues, as well as active civil guardsmen from the region.
This act of remembrance and recognition may be attended by those who wish to accompany the family, neighbours of Oria and civil guards present.
In the development that will take place next to the Park of San Lucás, in addition to the intervention of the representatives of institutions and Civil Guard will be unveiled the Plaque of the Plaza that will bear the name of the Civil Guard 1st José Romero García, a native of Oria, which, from the analysis of the event, was considered an act of service. Likewise, a tribute will be paid to him by the Benemérita, which will include the anthem of the Guardia Civil, which this year celebrates the centenary of its creation.
The distinction of Guardia primero, which José Romero was awarded before his death, is essentially the recognition of the Institution in favour of those Guardsmen who possess, to a higher degree, the values that have historically contributed to the prestige of our Corps. The category of Guardia primero, with deep roots and tradition in the Guardia Civil, has its fundamental statutory form in the General Order of the Corps number 74, of 8 June 1942, a category that is not currently contemplated.