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Alamo Colleges officer dies after suffering heart attack on way to shooting, police say

Sgt. Lionel Martinez, 62, was 21-year veteran of ACC Police Department

Sgt. Lionel Martinez of the Alamo Colleges Police Department died of a heart attack while responding to a call for a shooting.
Sgt. Lionel Martinez of the Alamo Colleges Police Department died of a heart attack while responding to a call for a shooting. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 62-year-old Alamo Colleges police officer died after suffering a heart attack while responding to a shooting call late Tuesday night, San Antonio police said.

The call for the shooting occurred around 10 p.m. near the Tobin Lofts in the 1400 block of Main Avenue.

According to police, Sgt. Lionel Martinez was traveling westbound on East Dewey Street when he suffered the medical episode and crashed into a parked vehicle.

Man shot near park north of downtown San Antonio, police say

Emergency crews arrived and treated Martinez, before taking him to Methodist Metropolitan Hospital, where he later died.

“Sgt. Martinez protected and served our Alamo Colleges family for over 21 years, and that is not a commitment we take lightly. We honor him today for his service and remember the sacrifice men and women in law enforcement make every day. His service to our community, students and employees will not be forgotten,” said ACC Chancellor Mike Flores.


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