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Police Officer Roberto Luis Calderon | Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

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Roberto Luis Calderon

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 7, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 3113

Cause: Automobile crash

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Police Officer Robert Calderon was killed when his patrol car collided with a transit bus while he was responding to a non-emergency call.

He and his partner were in the bus lane that runs parallel to U.S. Route 1 when the accident occurred. Officer Calderon's partner was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

The driver of the bus was charged with running a red light as a result of the ensuing crash investigation.

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Still thinking about you Brother. I remember talking to you at the pumps a couple of hours before it happened. You were in a great mood and looking forward to the weekend. I can still see you smiling as we passed each other at Hibiscus and the bus way. You were heading out to your last call and I was heading home. I remember the phone call, the disbelief, I had just seen you, it couldn't be true. I can still remember your funeral, so quite, so still and the only voice heard was your son saying "I want my Daddy back!". You were one of the finest Officers I have ever known. Tonight, I am on call so I will give a toast to you with ice-tea and say, "May there never come a day when people like you, fail to stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves".

Detective Ken Van Velsor
Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigatons
December 7, 2016

 

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