Patrolman Roberto Nieto

Patrolman Roberto Nieto

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 24, 2002

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Roberto Nieto

Patrolman Roberto Nieto was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train while he was patrolling a Union Pacific Railroad rail yard at 6:50 pm.

The locomotive struck his patrol car at approximately 50 mph. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Nieto had served with the 9-person Eagle Lake Police Department for two months after serving with another agency. He is survived by his wife, daughter, stepdaughter, and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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I think of you every time I drive through Eagle Lake and day a prayer for you and your family.

Chief W.E. Lattimore (Ret.)
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July 24, 2020

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