DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky issuedthe following press release: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own tonight. Sheriff Bobby McMahan passed away this afternoon after an illness. He was the Sheriff of DeWitt County from 1977 through 1992. Our hearts and prayers go out to Sheriff McMahan's family during this time.
Services For Sheriff Bobby McMahan
Sheriff McMahan will lie in state at Freund Funeral Home on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Presbyterian Church in Cuero at 10a.m. with Reverend Bill Cotman, Father David Berger and Deacon Leo Sharon officiating. Burial with Military and Law Enforcement Honors will follow at Hillside Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall immediately following the burial.
Sad News To Report
ROCKPORT, Texas- A community is grieving after a longtime police officer and school resource officer and his wife, were apparently involved in a fatal accident yesterday.
According to reports Aransas County Independent School District Resource Officer Lloyd De La Rosa and his wife Diane, were victims in a vehicle accident just outside of Kingsville yesterday that resulted in the death of De La Rosa and leaving his wife Diane in critical condition.
Further reports indicate that De La Rosa and his wife had just purchased a tricycle from a Corpus Christi Motorcycle Dealer shortly before the accident and were enjoying a ride together when the accident occurred.
Moments after the crash word spread across social media informing the community about his death and wife's subsequent hospitalization.
De La Rosa is best known for his work as a School Resource Officer in Aransas Pass and Aransas County. De La Rosa also served the community as a police officer with the Aransas Pass and Rockport Police Departments.
Nothing has been released in regards to the accident at this time as many residents and fellow law enforcement agencies are left to grieve in the wake of this tragedy.
Courtesy of the Coastal Bend Chronicle
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