Patrol Officer Robert Louis John

Patrol Officer Robert Louis John

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1990

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Robert Louis John

Officer John was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at approximately 3:15 p.m.

He was delivering the patrol car to a dealership for servicing when it was struck by the Texas Limited Passenger Train as he crossed the tracks on 77th Street.

Officer John had been with the Galveston Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his brother, sister, niece, and grandmother.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 703

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

routine driving, train

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I worked with Officer Robert John, and made the scene of his tragic accident with the train. I was a pallbearer for my friend, visited his name at the police officer’s memorial in Washington DC. I think of you often Robert, still pray for you, and look forward to the day that I can see you patrolling the streets of heaven. RIP… MITCH

Lt. John Mitchell
Galveston Police Department

February 15, 2024

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