Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 2013

Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

Police Officer Bobby Deckard succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 8th while pursuing two robbery suspects in Atascosa County.

The suspects, who had committed 15 robberies in San Antonio over the previous several days, were driving a distinctively painted vehicle that Officer Deckard had spotted. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects fled. Officer Deckard pursued the suspects on I-37, into Atascosa County, where one of the men in the vehicle opened fire on him near Exit 109.

One of the rounds passed through the cruiser's windshield and struck Officer Deckard in the head, causing his vehicle to crash. He was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he remained in grave condition until succumbing to his wounds. He was kept on life support so his organs could be donated.

Both subjects were arrested in Wilson County later in the day after attempting kill a Poth Police Department officer.

Officer Deckard had served with the San Antonio Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 0582

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Brother, time continues forward despite our want for it to "stand fast". Maybe it's because we want to hold-on to our loved ones or because we don't want to lose clear crisp memories. One thing for certain; Your life & your service will forever be remembered. We'll hold on to your memory and to every exchange we shared. Apart of you lives in every Peace Officers life. As Bretheren we'll continue forward until "The Roll is called up Yonder" learning "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" because like the Apostle "I can do all things in Christ; which strengthen me". Your Bex Co Family will seek to walk the straight & narrow road to Honor you & those that Responded. Thank You.

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