BCSO holds memorial service for fallen deputies

Service held at Bexar County Courthouse

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office held a memorial service for fallen deputies.

The service was held at the Bexar County Courthouse on Thursday. 

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and deputies honored all of the people who have fallen in the line of service with BCSO.

This year's keynote and distinguished speaker was Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman, commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing at Joint Base San Antonio.

Salazar said it's important to celebrate the way the deputies lived and oppose how they died. 

And it wasn't just human deputies remembered during the ceremony. 

"When K-9 Chucky died in the service of Bexar County, it didn't hurt any less than had it been a human deputy, and quite frankly, Chucky's passing allowed others to live," Salazar said. 

The ceremony honored every fallen deputy and their families dating back to the 1800s.

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