Officer Bobby Tyson Paulk

Officer Bobby Tyson Paulk

Baytown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 1977

Bobby Tyson Paulk

Officer Bobby Paulk was killed when his police vehicle was struck head on by another vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

The driver, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, crossed three lanes of travel on Bayway Drive and collided into Officer Paulk's vehicle.

The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to seven years in prison. He served less than half of his sentence and was paroled in 1980.

Officer Paulk had been a member of the Baytown Police Department for 10 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 41

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Paroled in 1980

Most Recent Reflection

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Bobby, my brother and friend, I think about you everyday and I look forward when God calls me to Heaven to see you and visit with you again. I pray that no officer has to come upon a brother or sister dying or dead because it is one of the most devastating sights they will have to see and remember. I pray for my brother and sisters everyday that they make it through their shifts without harm and go home safely to their families. I pray that your daughter and son are doing well and that they are safe. Miss you brother but I will see you again when God calls me to Heaven.

Gene Sutton
Baytown PD retired with 30 years of service.

September 9, 2018

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