Bishop police officer dies from hit-and-run crash

Posted at 5:27 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 18:27:09-04

BISHOP, TX – 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 on Sunday to see friends and family when he was struck.  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 as a blocker on the field for the Lobos.

He was was 22 years old.