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Detective Robert R. Monette | Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Detective

Robert R. Monette

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 19, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: 12/19/1968

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Detective Robert Monette and Officer Roger McClung drowned during a dive team training exercise in Lake Wesley.

During the training a third officer began to suffer trouble in the water. Detective Monette and Officer McClung saved the officer but drowned doing so.

Detective Monette was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, 6-month-old daughter, and 2-year-old son.

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Police Officer Roger L. McClung
Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Thursday, December 19, 1968
Cause: Drowned

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service as a police officer and as a Vietnam veteran. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 19, 2011

 

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