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Deputy Sheriff Robert Leo Britton, Jr. | Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Robert Leo Britton, Jr.

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, March 28, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 54

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 3/24/2011

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Britton succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was attacked by an injured cow while directing traffic around the animal.

He had responded to the scene after a vehicle struck and injured the cow on Farm Road 344. As he directed traffic around the animal it charged him and knocked him into the air. He landed on his head and suffered severe head injuries. The cow continued attacking him until other deputies were able to pull him to safety.

Deputy Britton was transported to East Texas Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Britton had served with the Smith County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his two children.

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I miss you My Brother! You are gone but always on my mind and in my heart. This world is definitely less bright without you in it. You touched my life and many others!! You will nerver be forgotten. Love you!!

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