Friends, family members, and colleagues gathered yesterday to honor and celebrate the life of fallen Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander.
The slain officer was remembered as having a strong passion for law enforcement long before he joined the Dallas Police Department in 2015.
Santander, just 27-years-old, died one day after being shot by a suspect while attempting to make an arrest at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas earlier this week.
Interim Police Chief James Rector spoke to those gathered to remember the officer.
“Rogelio was memorable,” Rector said. “If you’ve been in the business long enough, you can see a guy that really has something to contribute to law enforcement. And that was apparent in Rogelio.”