Robert Phillips

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Service Record

Agency Arlington Texas Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2014 - October 22, 2021[1]
Salary $81,450 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]


2017 Department Medal of Valor

On July 25, 2017, Phillips received the Medal of Valor from the Arlington Texas Police Department.[3]

2019 TCOLE Award for Valor

On June 21, 2019, Phillips was presented an award for Valor by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for his role in removing five passengers from a burning vehicle.[4]

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Jesse Fischer

Response Timeline

On October 22, 2021, Phillips was fired for violating department policy by putting himself in the path of a vehicle where deadly force is the likely outcome.[1]

On June 16, 2022, Phillips was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder. If convicted, he could face 5-99 years or life in prison.[5]