SAN ANTONIO -- A special barbecue fundraiser was held Saturday for a San Antonio police officer injured while on duty.
Dozens liked up at the VFW Post 76 in downtown San Antonio, all of them ready to open their wallets to help pay for Jonathan Esquivel's medical expenses.
Esquivel had stopped to help clear an accident on Loop 410 in February when he was hit by a driver who allegedly was texting while driving.
Esquivel is still unable to walk. The officer lives at a rehabilitation facility, but Esquivel's father says his son is a fighter.
"He's young, he's strong, he's 28 years old," Robert Esquivel said. "Through God's will and the power of prayer he's pulled through. He went through 10 surgeries and he's survived all of them."
Esquivel's father says the investigation is still pending against the driver who reportedly hit his son.