SAPD, SAFD conduct honor procession for officer who died of COVID-19, healthcare professionals

Officer Onofre Serna had been employed by the San Antonio Police Department since 1985

SAN ANTONIO – Members of the San Antonio Police and San Antonio Fire Departments conducted an honor procession through downtown streets Thursday night to honor an officer who died of COVID-19 as well as the city’s health care workers.

Officer Onofre Serna died last week, SAPD confirmed on Thursday.

Last week, city and SAPD officials announced that an officer who had been with the department since 1985 and had served the community for more than 35 years had died of COVID-19. His name was not released until Thursday.

SAPD and SAFD employees drove emergency vehicles in Thursday night’s processional, which started at 6:30 p.m. at the SAPD central substation and traveled through the downtown area.

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