SAPD

Emergency Preparedness
4:59 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Home to SAPD Helicopter Unit, Stinson Airfield Ready for Emergencies

From left to right: Police Chief William McManus, helicopter pilot Sgt. David Torres, and Councilwoman Elisa Chan discuss the police department's role at Stinson Airfield.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

In the span of several decades, Stinson Airport has grown tremendously in air operations, including touch-downs and take-offs, tenants, and a special section dedicated to emergency operations.

With the Department of Public Safety hangar, the San Antonio Police Department chopper unit and a dedicated fire station with aircraft rescue and firefighting capabilities, Stinson Airfield is one of San Antonio's main hubs for emergency situations.

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San Antonio Police Department
4:27 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

In Wake of Recent Deaths, Police Department Revising Pursuit Policies

City of San Antonio

One-year-old Wesley and three-year-old Walter Maspero were killed after a suspected drug dealer that police were staking-out fled; David Rodriguez hit the vehicle that the youngsters were in at 80 mph.

Days later, 55-year-old Pedro Tenorio was killed when suspected burglars making a getaway crashed into his motorcycle.

"In both those instances, the officers had completely disengaged from the chase," said Police Chief William McManus.

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