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Police Officer Robert Thomas Roberts | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Robert Thomas Roberts

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, November 28, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2889

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Roberts was killed when he was thrown out of the patrol wagon he was driving at 29th and Diamond streets after it collided with a car.

Officer Roberts was a U.S Navy veteran of WWII and had severed with the Philadelphia Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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It's worth reflecting on the fact that you lost your life in the line of duty on Thanksgiving Day in 1957. I am happy that you have been honored in death, and that other families have been able to enjoy that Thanksgiving and others afterward due to your service and that of other officers.

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Metropolitan Police Department
May 30, 2015

 

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