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San Antonio Officer Shot Two Weeks Ago Dies

December 23, 2013  | 

Officer Robert Deckard (Photo: San Antonio PD)
Officer Robert Deckard (Photo: San Antonio PD)

Officer Robert Deckard of the San Antonio Police Department who was shot two weeks ago pursuing armed robbery suspects died Friday morning, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Deckard,  31, was a seven-year veteran of the force and a father of two.

He spent 13 days in the intensive care unit at San Antonio Military Medical Center with a bullet lodged in his brain before he was pronounced dead at 9:53 a.m. Friday.

The suspects accused of shooting Deckard — Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32, and Jenevieve Ramos, 28 — were charged Friday with capital murder, punishable only by life in prison without parole or execution. Their bail was set at $1 million each.

His organs will be donated, the statement said.

Before joining the police force in October 2006, Deckard worked as a jailer for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office from December 2004 to September 2006, state records show.

Comments (9)

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Steve LoPiccolo @ 12/23/2013 5:23 PM

Rest in Peace Officer Deckard.......End of Tour.

Joe G. @ 12/23/2013 5:34 PM

My deepest sympathies go out to this fallen officers family. We have lost one of our own doing the job we have chosen. I did not know Officer Deckard but non the less we are all a family in blue. May he rest in peace.

Marshal @ 12/23/2013 5:43 PM

Another needless tradgedy. Puente was booked on Pos CS and released just six months a go. Can't help but wonder if this was another ignore a deport directive, that our President and Attny General Holder gave to ICE? But with our unsecured borders, it wouldn't have mattered. There are now more officers shot in a few months than we saw in all of 1979 when graduated from the academy. Criminals would be less likely to shoot at LEO if they knew they would get the death penalty with a slow administered 150,000 volts. Life in prison where they can run gang activity from behind bars is not a deterent.

Shelly-Ann @ 12/23/2013 6:04 PM

Condolences goes out to your family...Rest in Peace Officer Deckard.

TheRookie @ 12/23/2013 6:51 PM

Marshal, I'm sorry for the impact this has had upon you, and your direct colleagues in L.E. in your area. I agree 100% + with you. At this point of time I am glad to have been able to retire in 11/2009. This President, His Administration, Democratic Senators, and AG Holder have all but declared war upon L.E., and the Military. To intentionally refuse to enforce the laws, and then tie the hands of L.E.O's. is reprehensible, and an aberration. RIP Officer Deckard, and prayers for your family. Stay safe out there, and watch your 3,6,9, & 12 o'clocks Brothers/Sisters in Blue.

John @ 12/23/2013 7:49 PM

I am in full concurrence with "The Rookie". I, too retired in 5/2012. We must always be vigilant when on the job, and remember the repressive regime in the next election. Sincerest condolences are extended to his widow and children. His sacrifice is a wake-up call to all those who "protect and serve".

Jim Davenport @ 12/24/2013 7:58 AM

Rest in peace brother. Prayers and healing to family, friends and colleagues.

S.S. @ 12/24/2013 8:03 AM

I have a daughter who attends U.S.A.T. where she is a freshman. Im an officer of 19 years almost, and this hit home with me. I was hoping and praying that this hero officer would pull through. But it looks like God has other plans for this hero. My prayers go out to you and your family, as well as your family in blue. Officer Deckard you are in a better place than all of us. May you watch over us. @ 12/24/2013 8:24 AM

Our hearts go out to this soldier's family. As a community we can help improve criminal activity by tracking offenders and supporting our law enforcement agencies.

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