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Bexar County deputy dies of COVID-19 issues, Sheriff Salazar says

SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy has succumbed to issues with COVID-19 after a months-long battle with the virus, based on Sheriff Javier Salazar.

Deputy Ronald Butler, 56, died Friday afternoon in an space hospital.

As of Saturday, the deputy would have served with the BCSO for 31 years. Officials stated he served as a courthouse transport deputy.

Butler was first identified with the virus in late July and had been out of work since, based on Salazar. The deputy had been on a respirator for fairly a while. However, in the previous few days, his situation appeared to take a flip for the higher.

Butler was moved to a different space hospital for recovery, however he started having issues Friday. Salazar stated that he was rushed to the intensive care unit and succumbed to the virus round 4 p.m.

Butler was taken by motorcade to Mission Park North Funeral Chapel. Funeral preparations are nonetheless pending however will likely be introduced subsequent week, based on Sheriff Salazar.

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Butler leaves behind a spouse and two youngsters.

Officials stated the fallen deputy’s brother additionally serves with the sheriff’s office and has been with BCSO for 22 years.

Butler’s dying comes simply weeks after one other deputy with the division died in his sleep unexpectedly.

Deputy Floyd Cardenas died Aug. 19 and was an 18-year veteran with the sheriff’s office.

“While this agency is still reeling from that death, this one comes as another huge blow. To not just this agency but also his family,” Sheriff Salazar stated.

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