SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace is mourning the lack of one among their very own after an off-duty deputy died in his sleep and was discovered by relations early Thursday morning, in response to Sheriff Javier Salazar.
The sheriff introduced Deputy Floyd Cardenas’ dying throughout a media briefing and mentioned the sheriff’s workplace held a procession for him to the Medical Examiner’s Workplace and to an space funeral dwelling.
“It’s been a making an attempt day for us right here on the Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace,” Salazar mentioned.
Salazar mentioned he was notified round 7:30 a.m. that Cardenas, 41, had handed away in his sleep.
Cardenas is an 18-year veteran with the sheriff’s workplace and leaves behind a spouse and two children. Officers mentioned he had no underlying well being situations.
He was a SWAT operator and a head coach for the BCSO’s K9 unit, in response to Salazar. Cardenas was additionally concerned in a coaching operation Wednesday earlier than he and others have been referred to as to a fugitive search.
The deputy took half within the manhunt earlier than the fugitive was captured, Salazar mentioned. Cadernas then went dwelling to be together with his household and was discovered deceased the following morning.
Funeral preparations are nonetheless pending, however will later be introduced by the sheriff’s workplace.
We’ll deliver extra updates as they turn out to be out there.
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