Ernesto Garza

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Service Record

Agency Bexar County Texas Sheriff's Office
Rank Detective[1]
Dates of Service August 26, 2013.[2] - September 2022.[3]
Salary $80,163 (2021)[4]
Last Known Status Resigned.[3]

Incident Reports

2022 DWI Arrest

Ernesto Garza booking photo
Ernesto Garza

On July 1, 2022, a San Antonio Texas Police Department officer saw Garza going 80 mph in a 60 mph zone while failing to maintain a single lane and changing lanes improperly. The officer turned on his emergency lights but Garza did not stop. The officer turned off his lights, followed Garza, and requested a helicopter to track the vehicle.[1]

Garza was seen running a red light before he stopped. Garza refused a sobriety test and a breath test.[1]

Response Timeline

On July 1, 2022, Garza was arrested for DWI and evading arrest.[1]

The department started the process to fire Garza.[1]

In October 2022, Garza was sentenced to one year of community service for obstructing a highway. The charge of evading was dismissed.[3]

In September 2022, Garza resigned in lieu of termination.[3]

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