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Chief of Police John Edward Roberts | Gordon Police Department, Georgia Gordon Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

John Edward Roberts

Gordon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, November 24, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Heart attack

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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.

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Thinking of you as always...I miss you everyday daddy. I love you.

John Roberts, Manager Firearms Trng
GPSTC
May 28, 2013

 

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