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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

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: 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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my father edward lloyd roberts was james and grace's oldest son. he came to the territory of alaska shortly before his dad was killed. with the depression in full swing there was no money to return to az. therwfore, my family became the alaska branch of the roberts family. we still are. however it doesn't make me any less proud of my grandfather

tom roberts
September 14, 2017


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