Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
Death of Aurelio Monfort
caído heroicamente en cumplimiento de su deber para con la patria
Victima de las balas del ejercito invasor
el 21 de abril de 1914
Noviembre de 1982
The City Council of Veracruz pays tribute to the municipal police officer
Aurelio Monfort, heroically fallen in compliance with his duty to the homeland.
He was a victim of the bullets of the invading army on April 21, 1914
Erected 1982 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Veracruz.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1914.
Location. 19° 12.063′ N, 96° 8.273′ W. Marker is in Veracruz. Marker is on Avenida Ignacio Zaragoza just south of Calle Benito Juárez, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rafael Solana Salcedo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central Square, Municipal Palace and CathedralFirst Municipal Council in Mexico (about 90 meters away); The Portal de Miranda Building (about 90 meters away); Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora (about 90 meters away); The Convent of San Francisco (about 90 meters away); The Hemicycle to Juárez (about 120 meters away); Major General Álvaro Obregón (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Also see . . . Aurelio Monfort (in Spanish). Monfort was a local policeman who was one of the first to see the US troops coming from the Customs Building across from this point, confronting them with only a pistol. He is considered the first Mexican death in the confrontation with the invading US troops. (Submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.