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Patrolman Roberto Nieto | Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Roberto Nieto

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolman Roberto Nieto was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train while he was patrolling a Union Pacific Railroad rail yard at 6:50 pm.

The locomotive struck his patrol car at approximately 50 mph. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Nieto had served with the 9-person Eagle Lake Police Department for two months after serving with another agency. He is survived by his wife, daughter, stepdaughter, and parents.

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Robert, praying for you and your family. I was telling someone your story recently. I remember your service and the time we spent together with fondness. Rest in Peace!

Chief W. E. Lattimore
Columbus Police Department
July 24, 2017

 

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