Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Gordon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, November 24, 1978

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John Edward Roberts

Chief Roberts suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect who had just escaped from the police department. Chief Roberts chased the man a short distance and was able to subdue him before collapsing.

Chief Roberts had served with the Gordon Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Roberts,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gordon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2018

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