Douglas S. Rivers, 63, a founding member of the Alamo Area Crime
Prevention Association died unexpectedly in a bicycling accident in
San Antonio, Texas. Douglas Rivers, of Hondo, Texas died July 12,
Officer Rivers began his 39th year this January 2014. Doug started
his career in Terrell Hills Police Department. After graduation
from the police academy, he took a job with Castroville Police
Department in 1978.
Police Chief Jerry Smith offered
him a job with the Hondo Police Department.
Doug ascended to lieutenant with Hondo Police Department in 1985. He
accomplished many goals including becoming councilman, acting chief
of police, and mayor.
Doug also worked for the University Hospital Police Department. He
later went to work for the Shavano Park Police Department (
He attended the FBI National Academy, 232nd session in Quantico,
Later after returning to San Antonio, he went to work for the San
Antonio Park Police.