Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Louis C. Grobe

Officer Louis C. Grobe
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit, Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Saturday, March 22, 1930
Date of Incident: Saturday, March 22, 1930
Age: 26
Badge Number: 8
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Suspect Info: George Bauderer, charged with Negligent Homicide
Weapon Used: Automobile, Motorcycle
Buried: Mission Park South
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments

On March 22, 1930 at about 7 pm, Officer Grobe was killed in a motorcycle accident while traveling on Romana Plaza. His motorcycle collided with another vehicle head-on at Romana Plaza and Soledad Street. Officer Grobe's head struck the windshield of the on coming vehicle. Officer Grobe died at the scene from fatal head injuries. The other vehicle was driven by George Bauderer. Bauderer stated to police he had turned to the center of the street to pass another vehicle and did not see Officer Grobe until they were close together.

Officer Grobe was survived his wife, Anna Grobe, infant son, his parents, and two sisters. Officer Grobe was a native of Cibolo, Texas but had lived in San Antonio for 22 years and was a former electrician. Officer Grobe had only been with SAPD for six months assigned to the Motorcycle Police. ----source San Antonio Light and San Antonio Express News

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