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Retired Bexar County sergeant dies after battle with cancer, BCSO says

BCSO is mourning the loss of Sgt. Ruben Rodriguez, a 38-year-veteran with the force

Retired Bexar County sergeant Ruben Rodriguez passed away early Saturday morning. He was 60-years-old.
Retired Bexar County sergeant Ruben Rodriguez passed away early Saturday morning. He was 60-years-old. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County is mourning the loss of a 38-year veteran who died after his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

According to a Facebook post by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, retired Sergeant Ruben Rodriguez passed away early Saturday morning. He was 60-years-old.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of recently retired Sgt. Ruben Rodriguez, 60. Sgt. Ruben...

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, August 15, 2020

Sergeant Rodriguez started his career in 1982 at the Bexar County Jail, officials said.

He later transferred to the sheriff’s office’s patrol division, served as an investigator in the narcotics division and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division as supervisor of BCSO’s Gang Unit, according to the BCSO.

“Sgt. Rodriguez was adored and loved by his peers at the Sheriff’s Office and will be greatly missed,” BCSO said in a Facebook post. “We thank him for his many years of service to and dedication to the residents of Bexar County.”

According to the department, Rodriguez was a proud U.S. Army veteran and he spent many years in the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, where he finished his career. Rodriguez retired on Aug. 14, 2020.

DSABC is sad to report the passing of another Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy. Sgt. Ruben Rodriguez lost his battle with...

Posted by Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County on Saturday, August 15, 2020

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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