After more than four months, Officer Julio Cavazos is sharing his devastating account of his partner’s murder with the city of San Antonio.
Officer Cavazos opens the video posted to the San Antonio Police Department’s Facebook Page Thursday by paying homage to his fallen partner, Officer Miguel Moreno. “He was the best man I know,” Officer Cavazos describes Officer Moreno through a tear-soaked voice.
Officer Cavazos goes on to describe what he witnessed on June 29 as his partner was shot at point-blank range by Andrew Bice, a 34-year-old man with no clear motive for the shooting and a lengthy criminal history. Bice turned the gun on himself, but not before shooting Officer Cavazos twice and fatally wounding Officer Moreno.
He ends the video by saying he is hoping to get back to work and thanking the community of San Antonio for their support.
Officer Moreno was only 32 years old when he passed away.
More than partners, it is clear that Officer Moreno and Officer Cavazos were close friends. SAPD said in the Facebook post that this video is the first of a series documenting Officer Cavazos’ journey.