Detective Robert L. Zore

Detective Robert L. Zore

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1983

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Robert L. Zore

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.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2244

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 24, 1983
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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I often look at your page on this site to read Randy's note to you. He died a year after that post and I know he's with you.
You would be so very proud of Rosemary. She is absolutely a gorgeous, good and caring woman. She has established a foundation in your name. The foundation does great things nationwide to support LEO families who lost a parent. You'd be excited to know that she and Mike are getting married this summer. He is a great guy and he adores her. The RPOC has made her an Honorary Member and she and Mike will be going to the reunion next month. She misses you and Maritza very much.
Continue to watch over her and keep an eye on Randy for me.

Shari Allen, Sgt. (Retired)

April 28, 2019

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