The Field Review - Local

Did Union Billboards Have Anything to do with Crime Spike in Bexar County?

Recently, Sheriff Javier Salazar, of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, identified a trend in crime within county patrolled areas.

Specifically, he submitted a letter to the Bexar County Commissioners Court stating in the last several months, violent crime has increased:

He identified incidents which occurred after billboards were placed by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County (DSABC).

Although, Sheriff Salazar made no reference, or connection, of any kind to the DSABC, we wonder if there is a correlation with the timing of the billboards.

On or around March 9, 2022, the DSABC toted its “achievement,” and media quickly followed with sharing the “notice:”

This was also shared by candidates attempting to run for office, such as “Trish DeBerry for Bexar County Judge.”

Now we wonder, was this, the billboards, something that needed to be broadcasted?

Has it caused an agency to increase its emergency response due to this circulated notice to Bexar County residents?

Or, is it just a coincidence?