Trooper II Bobby Steve Booth

Trooper II Bobby Steve Booth

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 1993

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Bobby Steve Booth

Trooper Booth was shot and killed while responding to a call of a man waving a gun north of Stratford, Texas. When Trooper Booth arrived at the scene he became engaged in a struggle with the suspect. The man was able to gain control of Trooper Booth's service weapon and shot him several times.

The suspect was charged with Trooper Booth's murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1994.

Trooper Booth had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Oh my how I remember that day. I was making an arrest when it came over the radio. Handed it off to a unit assisting and I headed out to Stratford all the way hoping praying that it was not really true.
It is just like was only yesterday that I was sitting in the Sgt. Hood’s office talking about life then, the night before the whole area was to gather visiting. I know one day soon I will see my brother in Christ.

Franky Scott, Sheriff
Hartley County Sheriff’s Office, Channing, Texas

June 16, 2018

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