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Bishop police officer killed in hit and run crash

Posted: 4:57 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 17:57:26-04

A hit and run crash has claimed the life of a Bishop police officer.

Pedro Vela was off-duty and riding his motorcycle in Brownsville Sunday to see friends and family when he was struck in a hit and run crash.

He died early this morning from his injuries.

He was a proud member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and a 2013 graduate of Brownsville Lopez High School where he played sports for The Lobos.

Vela was 22 years old