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Hero Down: Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Sifuentes Succumbs To Cancer

San Antonio, TX – Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy Carlos Sifuentes died on March 16 after battling cancer, according to his department.

The 59-year-old deputy served the BCSO for 14 years and was assigned to the agency’s Detention Bureau at the time of his death, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post the following day.

“The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Deputy Carlos Sifuentes who lost his battle to cancer on Wednesday, March 16, 2022,” the BCSO’s post read.

The longtime deputy was formally hired by the BCSO on March 3, 2008.

“Deputy Sifuentes was loved and respected by his family in blue and will greatly be missed,” the sheriff’s office said.

A fundraising page established to help the fallen deputy’s family in the wake of their loss has raised over $3,700 so far.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Deputy Carlos Sifuentes, who passed today,” the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County tweeted on March 16. “Your donations to his GoFundMe page will now go to supporting his family during this difficult time. Any amount helps.”

Hundreds of people extended their condolences to the BCSO and Deputy Sifuentes’ family in response to the sheriff’s office’s Facebook announcement.

“Sending prayers to Deputy Sifuentes’s family, friends and the entire Bexar County force,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush wrote. “We are grateful for his service.”

“Prayers for Deputy Sifuentes family and fellow officers, that they find peace and strength, as they gather to honor him and his service,” another message read.

Deputy Sifuentes will be laid to rest on March 29, according to his obituary website.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carlos Sifuentes, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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