BCSO to hold memorial service for 27-year veteran on Tuesday

Sheriff Deputy Timothy De La Fuente passed away after contracting COVID-19

Timothy De La Fuente, image courtesy of BCSO.
Timothy De La Fuente, image courtesy of BCSO. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A memorial service will take place Tuesday for a deputy who passed away after contracting COVID-19.

Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy De La Fuente, 53, died on April 30. He was assigned to the detention bureau and had been with BCSO for 27 years.

According to a statement from BCSO, the procession is tentatively scheduled to depart at 9:00 a.m. from Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, located at 1700 SE Military Dr.

“Social distancing measures will be implemented and we ask that you please bring your mask,” BCSO said in a statement.

The memorial service will be livestreamed on KSAT.com.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. Procession from Mission Park South, 1700 SE Military Dr.
  • 10:00 a.m. Memorial service at Community Bible Church, 2477 N. Loop 1604 E.
  • 11:00 a.m. Committal Service at Community Bible Church

Related: Visitation service on Wednesday for Deputy Timothy De La Fuente

About the Author:

Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.