Texas deputy who died in sinkhole fondly remembered

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Posted: Dec 09, 2016 11:45 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio-area deputy who died this week after her vehicle plunged into a water-filled sinkhole is being remembered as a caring and giving person.

The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/2hdJJ8A ) a funeral service was held Friday night for 68-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara (nee-shee-HAR'-uh).

Nishihara was a Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy who worked as a courthouse bailiff. In her law enforcement career, she had also worked for the FBI and the San Antonio Police Department.

Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says Nishihara affected people because "of her heart and her gift of life."

Nishihara's brother, Pastor Israel Solis, said his sister was a "woman of valor."

Nishihara wasn't working Sunday when her vehicle went into the sinkhole, which appeared after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com