Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 2013

Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

Police Officer Bobby Deckard succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 8th while pursuing two robbery suspects in Atascosa County.

The suspects, who had committed 15 robberies in San Antonio over the previous several days, were driving a distinctively painted vehicle that Officer Deckard had spotted. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects fled. Officer Deckard pursued the suspects on I-37, into Atascosa County, where one of the men in the vehicle opened fire on him near Exit 109.

One of the rounds passed through the cruiser's windshield and struck Officer Deckard in the head, causing his vehicle to crash. He was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he remained in grave condition until succumbing to his wounds. He was kept on life support so his organs could be donated.

Both subjects were arrested in Wilson County later in the day after attempting kill a Poth Police Department officer.

Officer Deckard had served with the San Antonio Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 0582

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

robbery, vehicle pursuit

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After I was shot in Oct 2013, you reached out to me. Sent me a msg with words of encouragement. "Im glad you're still with us" you wrote, "I'd go through a door with you any day!" It meant a lot to me then but I couldn't have imagined how much it would come to mean to me later when you were shot under similar circumstances. It broke my heart and I felt called to come and be by your side. Your family welcomed me, even though we had never met and I came and told your aunt the story of how we came to "know" one another. I was there. Right next to you. I held your hand and I talked to you. Somehow, I KNOW you could hear me. I carry you with me Bobby. Now and always. I will never forget you. One day...we WILL meet again...and no doubt, guard the gates of Heaven...TOGETHER. #YouGoIGo

Semper Fidelis, Slow Salute...

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Meadows Place (Texas) PD
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran (Sergeant)

March 6, 2018

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