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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Thank you for service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

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