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New Hero Search Jose Humberto Meza - Dec. 20, 2019 (30013)

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Burnet Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Sep. 22, 1989  
Fallen: Dec. 20, 2019
Race/Sex: Hispanic Male / 30 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Burnet Police Dept. - TX
105 S Rhomberg St  
Burnet, TX   78611   USA
(512)756-6404
County: Burnet
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Natural
Weapon Class: Heart
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 316
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Jose Humberto Meza was born in Cook County, Illinois. Jose was raised in Chicago where he met his best friends and threw the best basement parties and overprotected his sister.

In 2009, Jose and his parents relocated to Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico where he proceeded to scare his mom by popping wheelies on his motorcycle.

In 2012, Jose moved to San Antonio to be closer to family. Two short years later on one summer day, Cristina tripped and fell into Jose's life.

Jose's biggest dream was to be a law enforcement officer. In December of 2015, Jose graduated from the San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy. In July of 2016, Jose began to fulfill his dream and was sworn in as a Llano County Sheriff Deputy.

Jose married his wife Cristina Silva on September 16, 2016. In November 2017, Jose became a father to Mia Isabella, the cutest little girl around, and she had him wrapped around her little finger since her first breath.

On December 14, 2018, Jose was sworn in as a patrol officer with the City of Burnet Police Department. Jose, Cristina and Mia relocated to Burnet where Mia began attending a new school.

Six short months after joining Burnet Police Department, Jose applied for the K-9 handler position and was granted the opportunity to go to work with his best friend, Kuso. Kuso and Jose made the best team and they made many arrests together.

Survived by:
Cristina - Wife
Mia Isabella - Daughter
2 yrs

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Burnet, TX   USA   Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
Summary: Officer Jose Meza suffered a fatal heart attack following extensive training with his canine partner, Kuso.

He and Kuso had conducted canine tracking training for several hours with other canine units. At the end of the training Officer Meza told other officers he was not feeling well and returned home. The following morning his wife called 911 and reported a medical emergency. Officer Meza was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Meza had served with the Burnet Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Llano County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, parents, and sister.

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