Top Stories: Funeral Set For Slain Dallas Police Officer; Wrangling Loose Dogs In Dallas | KERA News

Top Stories: Funeral Set For Slain Dallas Police Officer; Wrangling Loose Dogs In Dallas

Apr 27, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Hundreds of people last night gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn a Dallas police officer.

Rogelio Santander died Wednesday from his injuries after being shot the day before while assisting with an arrest at a Home Depot in the Lake Highlands area.

About 50 police officers from Garland, Mesquite and Richardson helped patrol Northeast Dallas streets so Santander's colleagues could be with each other without worrying about work.

A public visitation for Santander will be held Monday at Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas. His funeral's scheduled for Tuesday at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.

Other stories this morning:

  • A new report from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has found the state served more people in its women’s health and family planning programs last year compared to the previous year.
  • In our Friday Conversation, the director of Dallas Animal Services talks about how his department is dealing with the city's loose dog problem. 

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Photo credit: Prescotte Stokes III, Fort Worth Star-Telegram