Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 1256
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 11/28/2008
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Officer Robert Davis succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a patrol car setting out flares at the scene of an earlier accident.
A nearby officer was responding to backup another officer at a shoplifting call when his patrol car collided with another vehicle near the intersection of Potranco Road and Hunt Lane. The collision knocked the patrol car into Officer Davis.
Officer Davis was transported to a local hospital where he was put on life support. He was removed from life support four days later and died as a result of his injuries.
The officer driving the patrol car was also seriously injured in the crash, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will have to serve 7.5 years before his is eligible for parole.
Officer Davis had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 1 year and had previously served in the Persian Gulf with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife.