Memorial Service for Legendary Lawman Bob Wiatt

By: Stephanie Palmer Email
By: Stephanie Palmer Email

Those who worked alongside Bob Wiatt described the legendary lawman as a warrior and a peacemaker. Mourners gathered for a memorial service at First Baptist Church in Bryan, Sunday afternoon.

Wiatt was retired from his job as the Director of Security for the Texas A&M Police Department. But, his decades long career included time with the FBI and as a district attorney. He was also in the middle of the infamous 1974 Huntsville prison siege. His historical feats were the basis. Steven Spielberg film The Sugarland Express.

Even with his storied career, Wiatt was also a family man. His son reflect on he would miss about his father.

"Conversations, the advice when it was needed. The smile that he had especially with his grandchildren and the love he had for my mom," said Jeff Wiatt. "At home, he was dad.

Wiatt was 84 years old.

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