SA to pay final respects to SAPD Officer Miguel Moreno

Moreno was fatally wounded during shootout

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor
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SAN ANTONIO - Friends, family, the police community, dignitaries and residents will crowd Community Bible Church today to pay their final respects to fallen Officer Miguel Moreno, of the San Antonio Police Department.

Moreno, 32, and his partner, Officer Julio Cavazos, were shot June 29 while investigating vehicle burglaries.

The officers approached two men in the 200 block of West Evergreen Street. When the nine-year police veterans got out of their cruiser, they were immediately fired upon by 34-year-old Andrew Bice, SAPD Chief William McManus said.

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Moreno was wounded in the head. He died the next day at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Cavazos, 36, was shot in the chin. Despite being wounded, he was able to drag Moreno to the front of the vehicle away from the line of fire and shoot Bice in the buttocks, McManus said. Cavazos was released from SAMCC on Tuesday.

Bice turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office said. The man who was with Bice during the shootout, 30-year-old William Lawson, was arrested Saturday.

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Moreno was a 2002 graduate of Lanier High School and attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Cavazos and Moreno were assigned to the Central Substation and worked Central Patrol B Shift.

Moreno leaves behind his parents and three sisters, and a brother, who is also a San Antonio police officer.

A funeral procession will leave the Alamodome around 8 a.m. for the memorial service, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. at CBC on the access road of Loop 1604 near Redland Road.

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The Rev. Manuel Ortiz Jr., of Primera Iglesia Bautista Fundamental Mexicana, will officiate the funeral.

Scheduled to speak at the funeral include Gov. Greg Abbott, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Police Chief William McManus and Officers Joshua Flanagan and Arturo Moreno.

A private burial will follow the funeral.

KSAT 12 News will provide live coverage of the funeral during its newscasts.

KSAT.com will livestream the funeral procession and funeral service, beginning around 8 a.m.

 

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