In addition to Officer Tenorio’s city and national duties, he dedicates time to educating students on his Native American culture at his nephew’s school. His village is the San Felipe Pueblo located in New Mexico where his family resides. Officer Tenorio and Kathy travel there multiple times each year to participate in traditional days of celebration.
Recently, Officer Tenorio was diagnosed with COVID-19 which lead him to the ICU in critical condition. BackStoppers responded by providing $10,000 for expenses. As his condition worsened, his wife was unable to be by his side. Kathy says, “This whole journey has been like a bad dream. God has tested my faith with having to go through this alone at home.” In a positive turn of events, Officer Tenorio began to progress and was able to be sent home with a hero’s send off from the hospital. Kathy happily shares, “He’s sincerely the strongest person I know. He does indeed have a long road ahead, but he has his eye on that police motorcycle!