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Patrolman Juan Antonio Morales | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas


Juan Antonio Morales

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Juan Morales was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while driving to work on his department motorcycle.

A vehicle in the center lane of I-10 sideswiped his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown to the ground. The driver fled the scene but was followed by a citizen and was observed switching cars. The citizen continued to follow the driver, who was later apprehended.

In 1991, Patrolman Morales had apprehended the murderer of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Carlos Warren. Trooper Warren's murder took place earlier in the evening near Austin and the murderer fled towards San Antonio. Patrolman Morales stopped the vehicle for speeding and was met by gunfire. He returned fire, wounding the murderer, and apprehended him.

Patrolman Morales had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Juan was a kind, happy and loving person. I went to school with him from 1974-1986. He was bright and held an inner happiness that was displayed in his laugh. He played the drums and I can still see him and at the football games. He was destined for success and I know that being a motorcycle officer was the love of his life. Im tearful that his life was cut short. The world was a better place because of Juan. May he rest in peace. May God comfort his family and friends.

Wanda Sparks RN, Ph.D.
University Hospital, SA TX
August 27, 2016


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