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Robert Alan Mills

July 8, 1969 — September 8, 2023

Mansfield, Texas

Robert Alan Mills, 54, departed this earth on Friday, September 8, 2023.

He was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on July 8, 1969, to mother and father, Christina Loretta Minardi and Robert Carol Mills. As he grew into the man he was known to be today, he met and fell in love with Selso in May of 1999 and on May 21, 2014, he made him his husband in Thomas Jefferson Memorial D.C.

Robert gained a Bachelors in bachelor's in business administration from the Montana State University. He was a vital part of his community being with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department as a detention officer from 1989-1992. Later, he joined the Fort Worth Police Department from 1995-1996 under the DWI Task Force, then from 1996-1999 he was a part of the Traffic Enforcement Department from 1999-2001. While he made all those transitions, he also was working with the Commerical Vehicle Department as an inspector from 1993-2020 helping the CVE for the city of Fort Worth. He also wore the hat of a DOT consultant and Safety Representative.

Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Christina Loretta Minardi Mills, father, Robert Carol Mills.

He is survived by his loving husband of 24 years, Selso Alcala Jr.; his son of 13 years, Noah Preston Mills; brothers, Jeff and Mandy Mills, Eric and Sheila Mills; nieces, London, Ella, Lily Mills; nephews, Auston Mills, Isaiah Cortez; other family, Jamie Harrell, Kim Minardi; cousins, Jacob H., Payton H., Dylan; aunt Patty an uncle Joe Minardi and many more loved family and friends near and far.

Robert grew up with his brothers Jeff and Eric in Tulsa for most of their lives. Their parents divorced, and he lived for about a year in Whittier with his dad. He soon came back to Oklahoma/Texas where Robert joined the law enforcement and was soon that is where his respect and admiration began to blossom. He also served 7 months in the Army to gain more in the field experience. He then went on to be the "guy" who spear headed the newest unit in the FWPD. The commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit was known now as the CVE, was groundbreaking for the city and the DFW area as a whole. Other departments soon followed suit. He saved many lives in his 28-year career. Making him a hero to many different people. But most of all, he was a hero to his own family, he didn't need a cape to be his husband and son's personal savior.  His passion for truck safety led him to the Capitol and Washington D.C. with his knowledge he soon joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. In 2013 he was appointed to the DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by the Transportation Administrator advocating for crash victims and their families. He fought for safer 18 wheelers and for weight barring limits for loads. With this, he helped prevent many lives from being lost.

He always felt the calling to help people in need. Robert and Selso felt in their hearts and minds to start the adoption process back in 2008-2009. Being blessed with a 3-day old newborn, Noah Preston Mills. The day the case worker walked into our home with that 8lb 6oz tiny human, our world changed for the better. Everything became about giving Noah the best life we could provide possible.

Robert had a passion for history, politics, 80s music, Boy George, nature shows, animals, volunteering, diversity, and inclusivity, and felt LOVE is LOVE no matter who it comes from.

He worked for so many years in the front line of danger as a police officer because that was his true calling and passion in life. Always making sure his family came first and was taken care of. He loved his brothers, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. But his heart never knew how much love it could give until he had Noah in his life and shared the journey of parenthood with Selso. He will always be their hero and his love will live on through them.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to The Trevor Project or the SPCA.

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

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