DALLAS — The bishop of Dallas' Roman Catholic Diocese has told hundreds of mourners that a slain Dallas police officer was a man of character and discipline who put his family first.
Bishop Edward Burns spoke during the funeral Tuesday for 27-year-old Officer Rogelio (roh-HEE'-lee-yoh) Santander (san-TAN'-dur). He was fatally shot last week while questioning a suspected shoplifter at a Home Depot store.
The bishop says that as a boy, Santander wanted to fight crime like Batman. He says the officer "wanted to save a city."
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country gathered for the funeral in Rockwall, just northeast of Dallas.
Another officer and a store employee were injured in the April 24 shooting . The suspect, Armando Luis Juarez, is charged with capital murder. He's being held at the Dallas County jail.