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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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Tazz was my SAPD Academy classmate and my partner on the Traffic Unit. He was a very generous person and loved by all. We miss you terribly and speak of you often. You are not forgotten, my friend. I know you are still watching over us.


Sergeant Steven Markgraf
San Antonio Police Department
April 5, 2015


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