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 at 5:30 a.m.

As Patrolman Watson was making the U-turn on Arkansas 35 north of Sheridan, the other car struck the patrol car. Both officers were killed instantly. The 25-year-old driver of the other car was critically injured. He had a BAC of .06 and was not legally drunk.

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

traffic patrol, vehicle crash

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