Family Honors Officer Who Tragically Died With Annual Food Drive in Victoria
Deputy Sheriff David Castillo was only 31 when he ended his watch.
Castillo was responding to a call regarding an officer needing an assist. On his way to the location, his patrol car lost control in the rain and crashed, causing him to be pinned inside.
During the rescue attempt, his patrol car caught on fire; unable to rescue Castillo in the flames, he pushed his co-workers away, saving them from any harm or being engulfed in flames themself.
In-Line With Castillo's Character
Family and friends described Castillo as a kindhearted protector who would give anybody the shirt off his back. In memory and honor of Castillo friends and family decided to organize an annual food drive for a local Soup Kitchen because it would be something in line with his character.
2nd Annual Food Drive
To honor this courageous fallen brother in blue, family and friends have organized their 2nd annual food drive in Victoria. The food drive will be on April 2nd at Christ Kitchen, 611 E Warren Ave. The public is invited to attend the drive from 9 am till 2 pm.
Currently, the family is taking donations to help make this food drive even bigger than the last! If you are interested in making a donation, these are the items needed:
- Bottle water
- Canned green beans
- Canned Corn
- Plastic cutlery
- To-go plates with lids and divers
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation or have any questions please give Argelia a call at 830-387-1817.
An Edited Heartwarming Touch
Last year the family created beautiful heartwarming photos of David and his lovely daughter, who, sadly, he never got to meet. "Unfortunately, you were taken from us three months before your beautiful daughter was born. You would be oh so proud of her," Deputy Chief of Bexar County wrote.