Deputy Sheriff Robert Leo Britton, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Leo Britton, Jr.

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 28, 2011

Robert Leo Britton, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Britton succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was attacked by an injured cow while directing traffic around the animal.

He had responded to the scene after a vehicle struck and injured the cow on Farm Road 344. As he directed traffic around the animal it charged him and knocked him into the air. He landed on his head and suffered severe head injuries. The cow continued attacking him until other deputies were able to pull him to safety.

Deputy Britton was transported to East Texas Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Britton had served with the Smith County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his two children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 24, 2011

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

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