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Old 10-29-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Officer Sergio Antillon who was hit by a drunk driver on Oct. 14 just died from his injuries. He was only 25 years old and he just graduated from the SAPD academy in August.

Injured SAPD Officer Dies - San Antonio News Story - KSAT San Antonio
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Rest in peace, Officer Antillon.

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Officer Antillon was on his way home upon finishing his shift when he stopped to assist a brother officer handling a single vehicle accident on a highway overpass
There is a good testimony for him here...

"...a true servant of the public."

Please keep his friends, family and fellow officers in your prayers.

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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My prayers and deepest condolences to Officer Antillion's family.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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So senseless. Condolences to his family and prayers for him and his fellow officers.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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It is always the young ones. So sad.

And there was 150 officers who had donated blood for his cause but to no avail.

What other professions would you see that happen in?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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And there was 150 officers who had donated blood for his cause but to no avail.
Amazing!

Was he in the hospital since the 14th and his death just happened? Can't imagine the worry for the family. Sending comforting thoughts to the family to a awesome young man ready to serve.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: United States
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Our men and women in the law enforcement profession deserve better laws from legislators coupled with the application of technology to help officers make their anti-DUI enforcement efforts to be effective. This fine officer could still be alive today and looking forward to a long life and a distinguished career if we had more effective ways to combat drunk driving.

If the answer lies in a car that tests the driver for BAC before starting so be it. If it means sending people to jail with permanent revocation of driving privileges after one DUI conviction so be it.

I know there will be someone who will bemoan more rules and government "interference" in their lives, but would you feel the same if this brave young man was your brother, father, son, uncle or friend?

There's no reason we can't do better as a country to combat this issue. Our law enforcement professionals and citizens deserve better!

God Bless this fine officer and his family!
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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a young rookie, off the clock, helping a stranded motorist, blind sided by a drunk idiot. the only way this could be sadder is if there were puppies involved.

what tears me up the most is that it's always seems to be someone else that gets killed or injured in dui collisions; not the the drunk driver.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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The Chief of Police annouced that he was off duty but will be honored and his family will receive benefits as if he had been on duty. That's very fitting because he was on his way home from duty and stopped to help. He didn't have to do that. It was his response to his duty as a cop.
I hope the woman who killed him gets the max sentence. Maybe someone will learn to NOT drink and drive.

Last edited by ShaneSA; 10-29-2010 at 02:51 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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a young rookie, off the clock, helping a stranded motorist, blind sided by a drunk idiot. the only way this could be sadder is if there were puppies involved.

what tears me up the most is that it's always seems to be someone else that gets killed or injured in dui collisions; not the the drunk driver.

That is exactly right. And this country has pathetically forgiving drinking and driving laws. I see so much sh*t every day at work - families destroyed, young people maimed...and all we do in this country is slap you on the wrist three times and give you a fine. No wonder most of the population drives drunk willy nilly - 10% in any given year and almost everyone at some point in their lives...no one cares...there are no consequences.
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