Police Officers Memorial

This page is dedicated to the memory of those fallen officers who gave the ulitimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Our sympathy goes out to them and their loved ones. We hope to keep their memory alive by paying tribute to these officers and their services.

On March 17, 1991 Officer Sandra “Sandy” Robbins made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and this department suffered one of the greatest losses it had ever experienced. Officer Robbins, as of this writing, is the only and first officer to ever lose their life in the line of duty. Officer Sandra Robbins started out in our department as a police dispatcher in 1986 and soon learned that she would like to contribute more to the citizens of the City of South Houston by becoming a full time police officer in 1989. Officer Robbins was well liked among the employees of the department and was highly thought of for the dedication that she exhibited.

On the night of March 17, 1991, while answering a call for help from an EMS unit, which was on a call at the time, left the station to assist the technician. At the same time the cities EMS ambulance was responding to the same call. As both units converged on an intersection with red lights and sirens enabled, neither driver could tell that the lights flashing from the surrounding buildings were from any other units but their own. Both Sandy’s unit and the class III ambulance entered the intersection precisely at the same time. Officer Robbin’s unit was hit in the driver’s side front door and was flipped over several times. Both units were totaled. Officer Robbins was Life Flighted to Herman Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival from massive chest and head injuries.

Officer Robbins will never be forgotten as we have a Memorial site and plaque on the police station property, as well as stickers placed on all the patrol units in her honor.

Department Contact

1101 Dallas St
South Houston, Texas 77587

Phone: 713.944.1910
Fax: 713.944.0513