Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Gordon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, November 24, 1978

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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To: LT John Roberts, GPSTC

I understand the passion and commitment you instill in myself and my fellow cadets everyday. I know your dad did his job well, but an even better job as a father because you are an excellent instructor!

Cadet A. Woods
Griffin PD

October 17, 2017

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