Police Officer Robert Vargas

Police Officer Robert Vargas

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1997

Robert Vargas

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3170

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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It is incredible to me that today marks 20 years since you became an angel. I think of you often and I pray that you are enjoying eternal peace! May you continue to watch over Robert, Amber, and Barbie. I hope some day to see your infectious smile again! Rest in peace, my friend!

Officer Annie Starnes

February 7, 2017

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