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Park officer killed in bike accident ID'd

Douglas Rivers, 63, found dead along Salado Greenbelt trail Saturday

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SAN ANTONIO – The medical examiner has identified the San Antonio park officer killed in a bicycle accident as Douglas Rivers, 63.

Police say a jogger found Rivers' body around 2 p.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of Seguin Road along the Salado Greenbelt trail.

Officials believe Rivers lost control on a sloped curve and crashed into a tree.

Investigators are trying to determine if he was wearing a helmet at the time.

Rivers was off-duty at the time of the accident.

Rivers was a park police for five years. Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years doing police work on the city's north side.