November 15, 1990 at approximately 11:00
a.m., three Kansas City Missouri Police
Officers were called to assist the fire
department to evacuate a burning and occupied
apartment building. Sergeant Watts heard
the call and volunteered to help.
riding his police motorcycle, red lights
flashing and siren activated, he collided
with a car, on 9 Highway and Briarcliff.
Prosecutors say the driver was attempting
to make a U-turn on the highway, and a grand
jury indicted the man on a charge of involuntary
Bob Watts did not have to respond to the
emergency call, but did anyway. During his
19 years on the Kansas City Police Department
he had received 43 letters of commendation. Sergeant Watts previously served in the Army and was a Viet Nam War veteran. Interred: Enloe Cemtery - Russelville, MO.