SAN ANTONIO — A top Bexar County disaster preparedness and response official has died. According to a county spokesperson, Kyle Coleman passed away Tuesday evening. 

Public Information Officer Monica Ramos confirmed that Coleman was COVID-19 positive which was a contributing factor to his death.

Coleman was the emergency management coordinator for Bexar County, responsible for heading up the planning and implementation of procedures to deal with local emergencies, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

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"He was a dedicated public servant for many years and a tireless advocate for the region," the county said in a statement. 

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, meanwhile, took to social media to honor Coleman later in the evening, calling him a "very dear friend" and "exceptional leader."

It's unclear as of now if Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Lampright or someone else will step into the role of emergency management coordinator in the interim.