Monday, May 24, 2010
Officer Antonio P. Garcia
Officer Antonio Portillo Garcia
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
End of Watch: Sunday, December 04, 1988
Date of Incident: Sunday, December 04, 1988
Badge Number: 74
Tour of Duty: 2 yr
Suspect Info: Not available
Weapon Used: Not available
Buried: Uvalde, Texas
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P5 - E17
TPOM: 16, C, 17
Officer Garcia was killed in an automobile accident in the 6800 block of Culebra Street while responding to an officer needs assistance call. At 10:10 pm Officer Garcia was responding to a call to assist Officer Barfield, who was struggling with a male attempting to take her service weapon. The streets were wet due to light rain earlier. Officer Garcia was traveling westbound when his patrol car went out of control, slid sideways, and struck a utility pole during the response.
Officer Garcia was survived by his mother, sister, and two brothers.
Officer Garcia is a graduate of Uvalde High School. He then served three years as a U.S. Marine. He then graduated from SAPD Academy October 1986.