Patrolman Dennis Jerome Roberts

Patrolman Dennis Jerome Roberts

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1981

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Dennis Jerome Roberts

Patrolman Roberts was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a Department Store near the intersection of 29th Street and Washington Avenue. 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 and served with the Newport News Police Department for less than 11 years

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years, 8 months
  • Badge 104
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

arrest attempt, off duty, secondary employment, shoplifting

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