Wednesday, August 21, 2013

UTSA police officer killed in crash

UTSA police officer killed in crash

Updated: Wednesday, August 21 2013, 10:03 AM CDT 

SAN ANTONIO -- The UTSA community is mourning the death of a police officer who was killed while off-duty. 

Police say Sergeant Hector Barrera was driving his motorcycle in the area of Shaenfield and Galm Road on the Far West Side around 1:00 p.m., when he lost control and crashed. He died at the scene. 

"We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Barrera," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo said in a statement. "His 11-year career, including seven years with the UTSA Police Department, was marked by exemplary service, professionalism and dedication. 

He was a great friend to the UTSA community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time." Investigators did not know what caused Barrera to lose control.

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