Former Sacramento City Councilman Robbie Waters Dies from Complications of COVID-19

Former Sacramento City Councilman Robbie Waters has passed away after battling complications from COVID-19. He was 84 years old.

Waters served on the City Council for 16 years. He had previously served as county sheriff.

Waters overcame polio as a child and joined the U.S. Air Force before graduating with a degree in criminology from Sacramento State. He served as a police officer for almost three decades. Waters was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor in 1975.

“Robbie and I came from different places in the political world but none of that mattered. I considered him a dear friend,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “He loved Sacramento and made a lifelong impact on our city.”

Former Mayor Kevin Johnson said “I’m better for having known him. He was a mentor and a friend and I’ll miss him.”

Waters is survived by his wife Judie, three children, two grandchildren, his sister and brother, and a son in-law and daughter-in-law.

Read more about Waters’ passing at the Sacramento Bee.


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