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 Robert Hankins was killed in a single-car crash while responding to another vehicle crash.

Sergeant Hankins lost control of his vehicle upon entering a curve. The crash was so violent that Sergeant Hankins' handheld radio was found hanging in power lines above the roadway.

Sergeant Hankins was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Lamb County Sheriff's Department for nine years. 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

single vehicle 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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