March 29, 2004 by

Bobby D. Wight


Categories: Artists, Law

Bobby D. Wight, a veteran officer of the San Diego Police Department, was proud to wear his uniform every day. After all, he designed the department’s shoulder patch that is sewn into every officer’s jacket and shirt.
Born in Utah, Wight’s family moved to San Diego when he was a youth. After completing a cadet program with the El Cajon Police Department, he worked as a campus police officer at Grossmont College.
Wight graduated from the San Diego Regional Police Academy in 1980 and was sworn in as an SDPD officer the following year. He was one of seven officers assigned to the fledgling San Diego harbor unit, which patrols the waters of Mission Bay. Wight later worked in the Special Enforcement Division and helped write a gang enforcement manual used to train cadets at the police academy.
During his 20-year career in law enforcement, Wight received numerous commendations, including a medal for helping to clean up the Otay River Valley. In 1994, he was the SDPD’s nominee for San Diego County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Wight also ran Cop Art Designs, a graphic design shop that specialized in creating logos for police units. Health problems forced him to retire as a detective in 2000.
Wight died on Feb. 24 from complications of diabetes and a heart condition. He was 47.

3 Responses to Bobby D. Wight

  1. Markus Wight

    I would really like to thank you for writting this article. Lossing my uncle was one of the second most hardest things in my life.He always made me laugh. One thing i will always remember what he told me is that he and my father are very proud of me. God Bless You uncle bobby.

  2. Charlene

    Bobby was a very important person in my life and he’ll never be forgotten. My heart goes out to his family as Bobby’s memory will live on “por vida” in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I’ll continue to mourn the loss of the most special person in my life.
    Mi cortisone contigo Bobby Dean

  3. Markus Wight

    Each day goes by when i think of him. I was very proud of him. He made the street’s just a little bit saver for all of us. Thank you so much Uncle Bobby i miss you and grandma a lot. Love you

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