SAN ANTONIO -

Officials with the Von Ormy City Marshal's Office came together Sunday to help one of their own.

They hosted a barbecue benefit Sunday to help Deputy Anthony Rangel and his family.

Rangel lost his wife, Rachel, last month during a surgery. City Marshal Isaac Gerami says Rangel's wife had an opportunity to receive a kidney transplant several years ago, but was pregnant.

He says she elected to have her child and another transplant never came her way.

"That was a choice she made to make sure that baby came into the world. The least we could do for her is to try and take care of her family."

In addition to her husband, Rachel Rangel left behind two sons.