'A beautiful personality.' Slain football teammate remembered at Half Hollow Hills West game

The jersey of 21-year-old Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez was presented to his mother. Her son was gunned down in Huntington Station back in August 2021.

News 12 Staff

Oct 8, 2022, 9:55 PM

Updated 644 days ago

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Half Hollow Hills West High School football team had a game Saturday in remembrance of one of their own.
It was an emotional halftime ceremony for the family from Dix Hills who were surrounded by the football team during a presentation. The jersey of 21-year-old Luis Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez was presented to his mother. Her son was gunned down in Huntington Station back in August 2021.
“I feel like I’m here, but I’m not here. It’s just a lot,” Rimmer said. “He lived some of his best years of life here on this football field and it means a lot to us as a family.”
Police arrested a 14-year-old after the fatal shooting who Rimmer said was his friend. He’s awaiting trial.
Rimmer said the hole in her heart has not healed.
“The loss is unbearable, the pain I endure on a daily basis from the loss of him,” Rimmer said.
She said the only thing that’s helping her get through her pain is the support not only by her tight family, but the community and the football team.
“The support is tremendous. It’s really heartfelt and I appreciate it,” she said.
The memory of her son also helps her get through her difficult days.
“My son had such a beautiful personality. Humble and kind,” Rimmer said.
She said the ceremony proved how much her son meant to his teammates, classmates, friends, and most of all, his family.
“He just had a calm way about him that his energy in the room just took over and anyone one he came in touch with was a blessing,” Rimmer said.
Rimmer said she will proudly hang her son's jersey in her living room.


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