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Special Deputy Edward J. Roberts | Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Special Deputy

Edward J. Roberts

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 21, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/21/1937

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed by a civilian

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Deputy Roberts was shot and killed after responding to a report of a murder at a factory. An enraged former employee had just killed his ex-boss and when Deputy Roberts approached the suspect shot him. As Deputy Roberts lay wounded, the suspect took his gun and shot him again, killing him. A factory worker who witnessed the gun battle shot and killed the suspect.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 14, 2013

 

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