Deputy Sheriff Roger A. Strong

Deputy Sheriff Roger A. Strong

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 1961

Roger A. Strong

Deputy Sheriff Roger Strong succumbed to heat exhaustion while performing a rescue mission in the desert.

He and another deputy were searching for lost people when their department Jeep broke down. They began to walk back towards the highway when Deputy Strong was overcome by the heat and passed away.

Deputy Strong had been employed with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for seven months and had been in law enforcement for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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It has been 63 years since my father's last assignment. He is still missed by his family. My brother and I are very proud to be Deputy Strong's children. He is and will always be our Hero. To everyone who knows his story may you never forget his sacrifice for his wife and children. I'll love you forever ,I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my daddy you'll be.

Vickie Strong Pearson
A grateful daughter

Vickie Strong
August 6, 2914

August 6, 2014

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