Patrolman Roberto Nieto

Patrolman Roberto Nieto

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Roberto Nieto

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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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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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