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Patrolman Dennis Jerome Roberts | Newport News Police Department, Virginia Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

Dennis Jerome Roberts

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, March 20, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years, 8 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Roberts was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a local mall. While he attempted to arrest a shoplifter he was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers in the same store almost one year later during a shootout that left an officer seriously wounded.

Patrolman Roberts was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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