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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I worked with Officer Davis, he was a young solid Officer and he had a bright future as a very successful police officer. He was a joy to work with and be around. He will never be forgotten and he made this world a better place to live in.

Officer Tom Tirey (retired)
San Antonio Police Dept

October 30, 2020

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