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Detective Robert L. Zore | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Detective

Robert L. Zore

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, December 25, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2244

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/24/1983

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Detective Robert Zore was shot and killed with his own weapon by a robbery suspect.

Detective Zore was shot after chasing a robbery suspect from Dadeland Shopping Mall. Detective Zore caught the suspect at a nearby Metrorail Station parking lot where a struggle ensued and the subject gained control of his weapon. Detective Zore was shot on the stomach and was taken to a nearby hospital where he died during surgery early the next morning.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Zore had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for three years.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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