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Police Officer Robert Vargas | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Robert Vargas

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, February 7, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 3170

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Robert Vargas was killed in an on duty accident while en route to a vehicle chase.

As he entered an intersection, with his emergency equipment activated, he was struck by another vehicle. That vehicle pushed his patrol car into a third vehicle. Officer Vargas was killed instantly.

Officer Vargas had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and mother.

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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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