Travis County deputy killed in motorcycle collision

TCSO Deputy Robert Small
Photo credit courtesy Travis County Sheriff's Office
By Talk 1370

AUSTIN ( -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its deputies following a motorcycle crash in Milam County late Friday evening.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Senior Deputy Robert 'Drew' Small was on his way home from Louisiana on his motorcycle when it collided with another vehicle.

Small was nearing his 25-year anniversary with TCSO, joining in 1995 in Dispatch and serving as a corrections officer before becoming a deputy in 2006. He worked the night shift patrol in the western part of Travis County before moving to the Motors Unit in December 2018.

Deputy Small’s body will be escorted to the Travis County Medical Examiner's office by TCSO Deputies, according to a press release.

"Deputy Small’s employee development file is stacked with letters of appreciation and commendation from the community," TCSO said in a statement, including a recent Unit Citation for his work with the Special Response Team.

DPS says the crash remains under investigation.