As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Robert Deckard - [San Antonio, Texas]
End of Service: 12/20/2013
SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer shot in the head by fleeing robbery suspects has died of his injuries.
Authorities announced Friday that 31-year-old Robert Deckard died at a San Antonio hospital, 12 days after being shot during a high-speed chase.
Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that the Deckard family thanked the community for prayers and support in recent days.
Deckard's family issued a statement earlier in the week saying there was nothing more doctors could do to save the officer. His organs will be donated in the coming days.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Police arrested 28-year-old Jenevieve Ramos and 32-year-old Shawn Ruiz Puente in the shooting. The chase ensued after a convenience store robbery. Both have been charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.
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