Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins

Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins

Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 1998

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Robert Michael Hankins

Sergeant Hankins was killed in a single car crash while responding to another accident. Sergeant Hankins lost control of his vehicle upon entering a curve. The crash was so violent that Sergeant Hankins' hand held radio was found hanging in power lines above the roadway.

Sergeant Hankins had served with the agency for nine years and had previously served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by a child and a grandson (pictured above).


  • Age 54
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Sgt. Hankins,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 28, 2023

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