John “Rocky” Riojas

Officer John “Rocky” Riojas

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

  • Age: 37
  • Tour: 11 years
  • End of Watch: February 3, 2001
  • Chair Delivery: December 15, 2016

Patrolman Rocky Riojas died shortly after being shot during a foot chase in a troubled apartment complex. A struggle ensued after he caught the subject. The man was able to gain control of Officer Riojas’ weapon and shot him once.

Patrolman Riojas was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds approximately two hours later.