Police Officer Roger L. McClung

Police Officer Roger L. McClung

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, December 19, 1968

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Roger L. McClung

Policel Officer Roger McClung and Detective Robert Monette drowned during a dive team training exercise in Lake Wesley. During the training a third trainee began to suffer trouble in the water. Detective Monette and Officer McClung saved the officer but drowned doing so.

Officer McClung had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for one year and had previously served with a neighboring agency. He was survived by his daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I was sixteen and living in the then new Birdneck Village and Roger had and apartment next door, he loved his metallic green car,,,,what a fine person and mentor for such a brief time,,,to this day I remember his wit and kindness.

Stephen Chesley

December 5, 2021

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