Alamo Colleges police officer dies from COVID-19, officials say

DPS Officer Jose Buso served as an officer at Palo Alto College since 2012

Alamo Colleges Police Officer Jose A. Buso has died from COVID-19. (Alamo Colleges Police Department/KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A second Alamo Colleges District employee has died from the coronavirus, according to officials.

DPS Officer Jose Buso has succumbed to the virus, as announced by officials on Friday. He served as an officer at Palo Alto College since 2012.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the reported passing of Alamo Colleges Police Officer Jose A. Buso from COVID-19....

Posted by Alamo Colleges Police Department on Friday, September 25, 2020

Buso was assigned to the Patrol Division, where he became certified as a bicycle patrol officer and helped ensure the safety and welfare of students and staff at the college, according to officials.

Before Buso joined Alamo Colleges, he was a deputy in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. He was also retired from the San Antonio Water System.

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

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.