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Master Deputy Steven Wesley Roberts | St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Master Deputy

Steven Wesley Roberts

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 267

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 2/11/1999

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Master Deputy Steven Roberts succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle as he responded to an accident.

Deputy Roberts had approached a vehicle that was in the left lane and attempted to pass it on the right. As he did so, the vehicle entered the right lane and struck Deputy Roberts' motorcycle, pushing it into a light pole. Deputy Roberts suffered severe internal injuries in the accident and both of his legs were amputated just below the thighs.

A rack of clothes hanging in the back seat blocked the driver's view. The driver's driving record at the time of the accident included 19 citations, including one previous fatal accident. The driver was sentenced to five years in jail in connection with Deputy Roberts' death.

Deputy Roberts had served with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He is survived by his fiancee and two teen-age sons. His wedding was scheduled to be held three days after his death.

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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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