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Police officer recovering after being hit by car

SAN ANTONIO — A Von Ormy police officer run down by a car early Monday is on the street to recovery.

Von Ormy Police Chief Lionel Perez stated Lt. Abel Zepeda and one other Von Ormy officer have been working a safety job at Cowboys Dancehall in north east San Antonio when a harmful incident may have simply turned lethal.

The preliminary San Antonio police report states simply earlier than 2 a.m., Zepeda was trying to detain a lady within the car parking zone of the membership who had been accused of assaulting a employees member.

The report says 31-year-old Saul Jaime, who was with the lady, acquired into his car and deliberately hit Zepeda, pinning the officer between two autos.

The different Von Ormy officer tried to drag the lady out of hurt’s manner, however she too was struck by the car.  The report particulars how the lady suffered a head harm that knocked her unconscious.

The radio transmission of the incident is chilling with one officer breathlessly calling for assist for his injured good friend.

“I’m working off duty at Cowboys Dancehall,” the officer urged, continuing, “I’ve acquired an officer down! He’s been hit by a car! I want EMS right here! ASAP!”

Police stated after the assault, the motive force sped from the scene, however he crashed lower than two miles away.

Jaime is jailed on fees of aggravated assaulted on a public servant, DWI and violating a protecting order or bond.

Online information point out his bonds complete greater than $100,000, however a spokesman on the jail stated Jaime won’t be launched on bond as a result of the U.S. Marshal has positioned a maintain on him.

Chief Perez stated his officer bounced again shortly.

“He known as me up.  It should have been proper as he was launched from the hospital and he stated ‘Hey Chief, I just want you to know that I’ll be late to work today.’  I stated ‘Okay well don’t worry about work, make sure you go home.  You aren’t coming to work.’ I stated go dwelling, get some relaxation and also you let me know if you find yourself prepared to come back again to work,” Perez stated.

Perez stated with solely 4 full-time officers, two part-timers and a few volunteer officers on the power, when one individual will get harm, the whole division feels the affect.

“We are a close-knit department and I tell my officers we are not a department, we’re a family and so when somebody gets hurt we all feel it,” Perez stated.

With regard to how shortly the incident turned harmful, Perez stated all his folks know occasions are powerful.

Perez stated, “I always tell my officers you just never know when you might get into a situation that looks at the surface like nothing, but there’s a possibility it could turn deadly in a split second.”

The chief stated in harmful occasions, the help of the group makes an enormous distinction.

“When you go within the retailer folks nonetheless say thanks in your service, that’s the payoff on the finish,” Perez stated, including, “It makes you smile and get a warm fuzzy feeling to know that people appreciate us. It’s not all negative. The bad guys don’t win, the good guys always win.”

The Chief stated Zepeda is anticipated again at work on Friday.  He stated all ideas and prayers and constructive vitality are appreciated.

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