Police Officer Robert Vargas

Police Officer Robert Vargas

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1997

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Robert Vargas

Police Officer Robert Vargas was killed in an on-duty crash while responding to a vehicle pursuit.

As he entered the intersection of NW 54th Street and 24th Avenue, with his emergency equipment activated, he was struck by another vehicle that ran a stop sign. That vehicle pushed his patrol car into a third vehicle. Officer Vargas was killed instantly.

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


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3170
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Hi everyone! My name is Amber and I am the daughter of Robert Vargas! I am always so grateful to read the reflections posted because it gives me so much knowledge on who my dad was. Since I was only 3 months old, each post is like a new puzzle piece that I get to add to the big picture of who my dad was. I feel so blessed being able to learn about him through your eyes. I would love to hear more about any memories you may have shared with it. I am now married so my email address has changed. Please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Formerly Amber Vargas

Amber Tinton

March 10, 2022

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