Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Officer Down

What a terrible tragedy for all concerned.

My condolences to the family and friends of Officer Robert Davis.

Officer who was hit by squad car dies
By David Saleh Rauf and Lomi Kriel - Express-News

A San Antonio police officer who was critically injured in a weekend traffic accident when he was hit by another officer's patrol vehicle died Monday evening as officials continued to investigate his colleague's role in the fatal collision.

Officer Robert Davis — who graduated from the police academy a year ago nearly to the day — died Monday after his family removed him from life support at around 3 p.m., officials said.
With his wife and other family members at his side, Davis was pronounced dead at 7:42 p.m., officials said.

“SAPD is deeply saddened by his death and our prayers go out to his family and his friends,” Police Chief William McManus said. “There is a pall of sadness over the Police Department right now.”

Davis, who is married with no children, was injured Friday in the 9300 block of Potranco Road while clearing roadway flares at the scene of a traffic accident.

Officer David Seaton was driving his patrol car on Potranco to a shoplifting call on Texas 151 when his cruiser struck a car at Hunt Lane.

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