10/29/2010

Texas cop hit by drunk driver last week dies

Cop graduated from police academy just seven weeks earlier

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Officer Sergio Antillon succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver.

He was still in uniform and had just finished his shift when he stopped to assist another motorist on Loop 410 while heading home. Just as a duty officer stopped at the scene, a drunk driver struck Officer Antillon as well as the motorist.

Officer Antillon was transported to University Hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away.

The driver was arrested and faces charges in connection with Officer Antillon's death.

Officer Antillon had graduated from the police academy only seven weeks before the accident.

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