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Deputy Sheriff Leslie Blaine Roark | Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff

Leslie Blaine Roark

Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/9/1991

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 2002

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Deputy Roark was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. He was shot and wounded as he was leaving the residence after checking on the safety of the family.

After shooting Deputy Roark the first time, the suspect then exited the residence and shot him in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Learning of the shooting, the county sheriff responded to the scene, however, the suspect had left the area. The man drove to the sheriff's home and murdered his wife.

The next day the suspect shot and killed Deputy Sandra Wilson, of the Miller County Sheriff's Department, and Sheriff Charles Smith, of the Cooper County Sheriff's Department. He was eventually apprehended and convicted of capital murder. He was executed on January 9, 2002.

Deputy Roark had served with the agency for 2 years and had previously served with the Tipton Police Department.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sheriff Charles R. Smith
Cooper County Sheriff's Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1991
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Sandra Belle Wilson
Miller County Sheriff's Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1991
Cause: Gunfire

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This was my Uncle Leslie who was shot and killed in 1991 when I was just 12. I spent every summer with my Uncle and loved it and still miss him to this day alot. My son, Christian, looks just like him and I see him everyday

Elba J Roark
Nephew
May 23, 2014

 

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