Sergio Antillon, 25, will always be remembered for his never-ending kindness, humility, and the final act of public service that he gave that cost him his life.
Over 1,500 individuals lined the church in Antillon’s memory for his funeral and over 700 law enforcement officers paid their respect to the man who’s legacy will live on. Antillon was struck by a woman suspected of drunken driving after he stopped to help an individual with a vehicle malfunction while on his way home from work.
The accident took place on Loop 410. Antillon died just a few short days later at University Hospital, when he was taken off of life support. More than 150 of Antillon’s fellow officers donated blood for Antillon while he was in the hospital.
The woman who killed the officer, Sandra Briggs, 58, is charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. Briggs is currently released from jail on $100,000 bail.