Police Officer Christopher Jerome Sobieski

Police Officer Christopher Jerome Sobieski

Prairie View Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2004

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Christopher Jerome Sobieski

Officer Christopher Sobieski was killed when his patrol car exploded after being struck from behind by a drunk driver.

The officer had just finished issuing a summons and was sitting on the shoulder of Highway 290 near Liendo Parkway. A pickup truck driven by the drunk driver slammed into the back of his 1999 Crown Victoria, which caused the vehicle to explode.

The drunk driver was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 10 years probation, and was ordered to keep a sign in his front yard with the words "My drunk driving caused the death of Officer Christopher Sobieski" for 1 year.

Officer Sobieski was a United States Military Police veteran who had served with the Prairie View Police Department for 3 years and had previously served for 1 year with the San Jacinto College District Police Department. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 804

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 180 days

DUI, patrol, routine driving

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I just read about this on a Military Police page. Chris was the first MP to befriend me when I arrived at Fort McPherson in 1985. A genuinely nice person. I always thought that he was too nice to be an MP. Rest in Peace Brother.

Scott "Tiny" Thompson
B Co., USAG, Fort McPherson, GA

August 8, 2023

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