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Officer Spotlight: Amanda Viera

Even as a child, Amanda Viera knew she wanted to be a police officer. Some of her earliest memories include seeing her mom in uniform and knowing how proud she was to wear it. Growing up in a law enforcement home meant that she got a first-hand look at what it means...

K-9 Unit Spotlight: Reich & Wylie

Meet Officer Reich and Wylie: Growing up with hunting dogs and being around dogs for most of his life, Officer Travis Reich looked at joining the K-9 unit as an opportunity to work with animals while continuing to serve his community. Officer Reich has been working in...

K-9 Unit Spotlight: Trigo & Duke

Meet Officer Trigo and Duke: A K-9 officer and his dog are a 24-hour a day package. Where you usually only see your coworkers 8 hours a day, this co-worker becomes family. Because of this, there is a deep level of trust between a handler and his canine partner. They...
SAPOA Press Release – September 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org EXPRESS-NEWS RUNS MISLEADING STORY WITH BOGUS ‘TRAVEL ADVISORY’ Newspaper runs story about made-up travel warning by “Defund Police” group. SAN ANTONIO, TX, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 - In a...

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SAPOA Press Release – August 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org   THE HYPOCRISY OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOE GONZALES DA calls for rejecting support from local law enforcement while accepting millions from out-of-state special interests SAN ANTONIO,...

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SAPOA Press Release – June 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org   KSAT 12, OTHER NEWS MEDIA USING FALSE STAT ON FIRED OFFICER REINSTATEMENT SAN ANTONIO, TX, JUNE 22, 2020 - KSAT 12 News1 and other news media are misleading their viewers and...

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SAPOA Press Release – June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org STATEMENT FROM SAPOA PRESIDENT ON EXECUTIVE ORDER San Antonio, TX, June 16, 2020 - Michael Helle, President of the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association (SAPOA) issued the...

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SAPOA Press Release – March 18, 2020
SAPOA Press Release – March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Helle Tel: (210) 822-4428 Email: pres@sapoa.org 9-1-1 TO BUSINESS COMMUNITY: FIRST RESPONDERS NEED YOUR HELP SAPOA calls on San Antonio Retailers to partner with them after First Responders given insufficient protective gear and...

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SAPOA Press Release – January 12, 2020
SAPOA Press Release – January 12, 2020

‘BROKEN BLUE’ SERIES MISLEADS PUBLIC, MALIGNS OFFICERS KSAT Series rehashes old cases to mislead the public and impugn integrity of all Police Officers. San Antonio, TX - The KSAT-TV “Defender” series, Broken Blue, features misleading, sensationalistic, and old...

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Vote – Your Voice Matters.
Vote – Your Voice Matters.

Register to Vote! Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and Early Voting starts on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. SAPAO encourages all of our members to register to vote and make your voice heard. SAPOA works with elected officials at all levels to protect our...

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SAPOA Press Release – July 29, 2019
SAPOA Press Release – July 29, 2019

POLICE OFFICER ASKED TO LEAVE RESTAURANT FOR CARRYING WEAPONRestaurant’s mistake demonstrates need for education on State Gun Law San Antonio, TX – On Saturday, July 27th, a San Antonio Police Officer was asked to leave Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse by a...

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SAPOA Press Release – June 6, 2019
SAPOA Press Release – June 6, 2019

EXPRESS-NEWS "REPORT" FILLED WITH ERRORS, MOST LIKELY OBTAINED ILLEGALLY Report’s inaccuracies and delivery and possession raise legal and ethical questions for those involved.   San Antonio, TX – Earlier this year, the Express-News published a story about a...

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