A true public servant laid to rest.
Sergio Antillon was remembered Tuesday for his unfailing kindness, quiet resilience and a final act of public service that cost him his life. More than 1,500 people filled a far West Side church to pay their respects to the fallen police officer.
The mourners at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church included Mayor Julián Castro, Police Chief William McManus, Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed and more than 700 law enforcement officers from San Antonio and surrounding counties.
Speaking to the tightly packed and tearful crowd — which lined the church's walls and spilled into the parking lot — Father Jimmy Drennan said Antillon, 25, did not become a hero Oct. 14, the night he was struck by a woman suspected of drunken driving after he stopped to help a motorist on Loop 410 on his way home from work.
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