Retirees' Range Qualification for
AUGUST 29, 2022
Range qualification for 2022 will be 3 times a day (MONDAY) to qualify this year. 0900am, 1100am, 200pm. Next
Shoot Out is August 29
There will be NO Stand By's if someone does not show up.
Dates are filling up quickly and some future months are already booked.
The Reverend James Paul Worley, 75 of Cibolo, Texas passed away early morning on Wednesday July 6, 2022, peacefully in his home. Paul was born March 19, 1947, in Houston, Texas. Paul is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ruth Worley. He left Military Duty to follow God’s calling into the Episcopal Church as a Priest and transferred into the United States Navy Reserve. Paul completed his military career as a Naval Commander with 36 collective years of service working with both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corp as a Chaplain.
He extended his calling as a Chaplain working with the San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio Rodeo Livestock Committee and The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Paul served in many areas of the Episcopal Church. Paul believed in supporting the youth of his community, helping with the Ag Mechanics at the San Antonio Rodeo, multiple youth groups and the Resurrection and Redeemer Episcopal Day Schools.
Paul is survived by his four children, J. Patrick Worley, Tiffany Marie Andrews-Hooper, Stacy Dianne Stulsas and Janet Lyne Worley
Visitation: Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Porter Loring NORTH
Time: 600pm - 900pm
FUNERAL SERVICE: FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022, 10:00AM
ST. PHILLIP’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1310 PECAN VALLEY DR
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78210
Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Renaissance with the Stars
Support your SAPD dancer “Jon Jon” Esquivel, as he competes in a local dance competition and fundraiser hosted by the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund.
On August 13, 2022, at the Tobin Performing Arts Center, “Jon Jon” will partner with a professional dancer to perform a ballroom routine. Points for each competitor are tallied on how much money is donated to their page, ticket sales, and how the judges score their performance on the day of the competition
From The Desk Of William “Smitty” Smith, Retired SAPD
First let me say "I have sorely missed you, and am very glad to be back home". The past month of confinement to a hospital bed has been a voyage like nothing I have ever experienced....with the greatest blessing being back home sweet home, the center of everything important in my life. I'll keep this story kinda short, since I was never able to inform this awesome group what the heck was happening, a huge frustration that I sincerely apologize for.
On May 26th, I elected to have hip replacement surgery after an MRI confirmed that both of my hip rotators were kaput. The initial outpatient surgery to my left hip went very well, even surviving my rolling out of bed. Suddenly, ten days later, I began bleeding profusely from the hip incision and Brother Joe Kokal, without discussion, immediately transported me to the North Central Baptist Hospital ER, where total kidney failure and Potassium level issues soon followed. It felt like a heart attack, and they said that one more hour of delay could have led to a drastic outcome...Thank you Joe.
Over the next several days, I went from the ER to the ICU to Progressive care, was temporarily discharged, then had to go back in to continue dealing with an infection to the hip incision. I was then transferred to the North East Methodist (where my hip surgeon had privileges), and he immediately reopened the incision, cleaned out any potentially infected tissue surrounding the artificial hip device, and repaired a torn tendon. This ended up being a more invasive surgery than the original hip replacement and added several more days to my hospitalization, physical therapy, and recuperation. I cannot give enough praise to the entire staff of the NE Methodist...they were simply an awesome team.
Finally, I was sent home with 3 new close "friends" to depend on: a walker, a foley, and an infusion machine. Hopefully, I can eliminate these devices one step at a time and get back to an untethered lifestyle, God willing. I do want to sincerely thank those who dropped by and were able to connect via phone/texting/individual emails, and again apologize for the technical limitations that prevented me from keeping this amazing family connected.
Thanks to everyone for hanging in there.
Praise God...Blessings abound!
William C. Smith
San Antonio, Texas 78260
Michelle Barrera - Wife of Leroy Barrera, Retired SAPD
Michelle passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on June 10, 1960 to Charlotte Bouwens and William A. Simms Jr. Michelle was a lifelong San Antonio native, a proud graduate of Incarnate Word High School and the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she acquired her B.A. and her Master’s in Educational Leadership.
She is survived by her husband, soulmate, and best friend, Leroy Barrera, a Retired San Antonio Police Officer; her beloved son, Michael Barrera
Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas.
Please join us in-person or via live stream. Flowers are welcome by the family.
Those who wish, Donations may be made to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, 78209, or GoPublic San Antonio, wegopublic.com.
Full Obit Attached
Cadet Flag Raising For Fallen Officers
On the "End of Watch Anniversary" of SAPD Fallen Officers, Cadets conduct a remembrance flag raising at the Memorial Wall.
A Selected Cadet calls out the E.O.W. (End of Watch) and Name of the Officer(s) honored that morning.
This month the End Of Watch for June 2022, will be Valentine Lopez (June 21), Harry Brackman (June 27), Russell Spannagel (June 30), Miguel Moreno (June 30).
Call the Academy for more info. 210-207-6262
From: Alejandro "Alex" Ortiz
Update: Brother Adolfo Ortiz
Celebration of Life for my brother, Adolfo Ortiz will take place this Thursday, June 23rd, from 5-8 pm @ El Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe Street, 78207.
My brother, Adolfo Ortiz passed away on May 04, 2022. after a long term illness.
He was in Cadet Class 1978A. He was in Rehab. at the time of his death. He will be cremated and a private service will be held.