Patrolman Dennis Jerome Roberts

Patrolman Dennis Jerome Roberts

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1981

Dennis Jerome Roberts

Patrolman Roberts was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a local mall. While he attempted to arrest a shoplifter he was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers in the same store almost one year later during a shootout that left an officer seriously wounded.

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


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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