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.