ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque honored Bennie Hargrove, the Washington Middle School student who died standing up to a bully. Hargrove was shot and killed in August 2021 when trying to confront Juan Saucedo Jr. “Now Benny’s legacy will live on, through the Bennie Hargrove Gun and Safety Act and this beautiful park. A park that provides peace and comfort to many children, and the community,” said Collete Wise, Hargrove’s mother.

The city honored Hargrove by renaming Washington Middle School Park to Bennie J Hargrove Park. It’s located downtown near Central and 8th. Thursday would have been Bennie’s 15th birthday.