Officer Bobby Tyson Paulk

Officer Bobby Tyson Paulk

Baytown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 1977

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Bobby Tyson Paulk

Officer Bobby Paulk was killed when his police vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

The driver, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, crossed three lanes of travel on Bayway Drive and collided with Officer Paulk's vehicle near the intersection with Lakewood Drive.

The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to seven years in prison. He served less than half of his sentence and was paroled in 1980.

Officer Paulk had been a member of the Baytown Police Department for 10 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 41

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Paroled in 1980

Impaired Driver, routine driving

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Bobby, I think of you all the time and I will never forget that night on 09/09/1977 when your unit was struck head on when I gave you CPR until I was pulled away from you. I will see you again one day in God's Kingdom.

Texas Peace Office-Retired
Baytown Police Department

September 10, 2023

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