Patrolman William Alton Roberson, Jr.

Patrolman William Alton Roberson, Jr.

Graham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 1978

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William Alton Roberson, Jr.

Patrolman William Roberson was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit.

He was responding to assist a neighboring agency in the pursuit and met the chase coming at him. He and the suspect collided head-on. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrolman Roberson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed

vehicle pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

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