Slain Texas police chief remembered for service


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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A slain South Texas police chief has been remembered for his dedication to duty and his love of motorcycles and horses. Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in San Antonio to honor Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel.

He was fatally shot Aug. 23 during a traffic stop while trying to serve a misdemeanor warrant for graffiti. Officers arrested Joshua Manuel Lopez on a capital murder charge.

Relatives placed yellow roses in Pimentel’s U.S. flag-draped casket. The Vietnam veteran was remembered for service to his country and for his more than 40 years in law enforcement.

Elmendorf is a town of about 1,500, located 25 miles southeast of San Antonio. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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