Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson

Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson

Sheridan Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, February 8, 1998

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Bobby Ray Watson

Patrolman Bobby R. Watson and Sergeant Otis Love were killed when their patrol car was struck by another car when they made a U-turn.

The 25-year-old driver of the other car had a BAC of .06 and was not legally drunk. As Patrolman Watson was making the U-turn, the other car struck the patrol car. Both officers were killed instantly. The driver of the other car was critically injured.

Patrolman Watson had served with the Sheridan Police Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 104

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, DUI

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Patrolman Watson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sheridan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 8, 2023

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