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Trooper Eugene Roberts | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois

Trooper

Eugene Roberts

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, February 18, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 2/17/1940

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Trooper Roberts was struck and killed by a vehicle while working a commercial vehicle weight enforcement detail on Route 34 near Aurora. He had just told a trucker to proceed to the weight pit and was struck by the car as he stepped off of the truck's running board. He was knocked to the ground and suffered a fractured skull and two broken legs. He succumbed to his injuries the following day at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Trooper Roberts had served with the Illinois State Police for three years and was assigned to District 2. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. Trooper Roberts was survived by his wife and three children.

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Trooper Roberts,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC during WW I.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine/LEO

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 18, 2015

 

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