Police Officer Robert Anthony Davis

Police Officer Robert Anthony Davis

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 2008

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Robert Anthony Davis

Officer Robert Davis succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a patrol car setting out flares at the scene of an earlier accident.

A nearby officer was responding to backup another officer at a shoplifting call when his patrol car collided with another vehicle near the intersection of Potranco Road and Hunt Lane. The collision knocked the patrol car into Officer Davis.

Officer Davis was transported to a local hospital where he was put on life support. He was removed from life support four days later and died as a result of his injuries.

The officer driving the patrol car was also seriously injured in the crash, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will have to serve 7.5 years before his is eligible for parole.

Officer Davis had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 1 year and had previously served in the Persian Gulf with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1256
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, November 28, 2008

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Officer Davis,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Iraq as a member of the 1st Mar Div. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 1, 2018

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