Thursday, October 14, 2010
Officer Sergio Arturo Antillo
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: El Paso, Tx, April 3, 1985
Cause of Death: Struck by DWI motorist
End of Watch: Thursday, October 29, 2010
Date of Incident: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Badge Number: 224
Tour of Duty: Graduated August 20, 2010 SAPD Academy
Suspect Info: Sandra Coy Briggs, charged with Intoxication Manslaughter
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
On October 14, 2010 Officer Sergio Antillon, was headed home following his shift around 3 a.m. when he noticed a stranded motorist in the 7500 block of NW Loop 410, near West Military Drive. Antillon and the motorist were out of their vehicles. An on-duty San Antonio police officer also stopped to help. As the on-duty officer walked toward the scene from one side, Sandra Coy Briggs, who was at the time under the influence, drove toward the scene from the other side and plowed into the group hitting both Officer Antillon and the motorist. Briggs missed hitting the on-duty officer but managed to strike his patrol car. The motorist was thrown over the guardrail and Officer Antillon was slammed into the guardrail.
Officer Antillon was transported to University Hospital and under went surgery in an attempt to save his life. Officer Antillon remained unconscious until his death.
Sandra Coy Briggs, 58, was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Briggs was being held in the Bexar County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $60,000.
"He stopped while going home off the late shift at 3 a.m. and stopped to assist someone on the highway, and yet, unfortunately, regrettably, he's struck by someone who's impaired," Police Chief William McManus.
McManus praised the Officer Antillon for his actions said he did everything correctly.
Officer Antillon was survived by his parents, grandparents, sisters, nieces, nephews and girlfriend.