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Deputy Sheriff R. W. Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

R. W. "Bob" Gray

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 16, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Gray was shot and killed when he, another deputy, and the sheriff went to a farm to arrest an escaped convict shortly after midnight. When they arrived at the scene the three split up to walk around the house. Deputy Gray encountered a man sitting in front of the home. As Deputy Gray placed his hands on the man and told him not to run the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg and lung. The suspect then exchanged shots with the three law officers and was killed. The other deputy was slightly wounded in the shootout.

Deputy Gray was taken to a nearby home where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later. He had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Bob Gray. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Bastrop County, Texas.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting carcass of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 18, 2016


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