Deputy Sheriff R. W. "Bob" Gray

Deputy Sheriff R. W. "Bob" Gray

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 16, 1918

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R. W. "Bob" Gray

Deputy Gray was shot and killed when he, another deputy, and the sheriff went to a farm to arrest an escaped convict shortly after midnight. When they arrived at the scene the three split up to walk around the house. Deputy Gray encountered a man sitting in front of the home. As Deputy Gray placed his hands on the man and told him not to run the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg and lung. The suspect then exchanged shots with the three law officers and was killed. The other deputy was slightly wounded in the shootout.

Deputy Gray was taken to a nearby home where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later. He had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Gray,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bastrop County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 16, 2018

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