December 23, 2013

Robert Deckard - Law Enforcement - Texas

Police Officer Robert Deckard, age 31, died on December 20, 2013, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert was a member of the San Antonio Police Department. He had 7 years of service.

Robert was known as Bobby to his family and friends.

On December 8, 2013, Officer Deckard was 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 into Atascosa County, where one of the men in the vehicle opened fire on him.

One of the rounds passed through the cruiser's windshield and struck Officer Deckard in the forehead, 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.

Both suspects, Jenevieve Ramos, age 28, and Shawn Ruiz Puente, age 32, were later
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for Bobby
and for those who have lost him
arrested in Wilson County and have been charged with murder. 

Bobby grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Highlands High School in 2000. Friends said that he wanted to be a part of law enforcement even in high school. 

Before joining the San Antonio police force in October of 2006, he worked as a jailer for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office from December of 2004 to September of 2006.

Comrades and friends stated that he served with dignity, pride and professionalism. Others describe him as caring, thoughtful and a hard worker.

His organs have been donated for medical transplants.

Bobby is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and two children. 

Thank you for your service to the public, Bobby. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Pray for all who linger and suffer. 

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers.

Pray that Bobby is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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