Wounded SAPD officer describes moment he was shot, partner was killed

In emotional video, Officer Julio Cavazos describes day he lost his partner

SAN ANTONIO – Officer Julio Cavazos is finally speaking about the fateful events of June 29, when he and his partner Miguel Moreno were shot in downtown San Antonio.

Cavazos and Moreno were shot while investigating vehicle burglaries by Andrew Bice.

“I saw the white flash and I heard the boom, and I knew I had been shot,” Cavazos said in a video posted to the San Antonio Police Department Facebook page.

Cavazos, 36, was shot twice, and despite being wounded, he was able to drag Moreno away from the line of fire and shoot Bice in the buttocks.

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Moreno succumbed to his injuries on June 30, one day after the incident.

Cavazos, a nine-year veteran, is hoping to return to work in January.

“I really want to thank everybody. If you’re somebody that’s watching and you gave something, even if it was a silent prayer, even if it was a thought, or you saw a police officer having lunch and you said 'Thank you.' It means the world,” Cavazos said.

Recovery of Officer Julio Cavazos Part 1

Over four months ago, Officers Miguel Moreno and Julio Cavazos were shot while on patrol near downtown. Officer Cavazos is now speaking out on the events of that day and has a message for the community. Stay tuned for more videos on his journey.

Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Thursday, November 2, 2017

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