Special Deputy Edward J. Roberts

Special Deputy Edward J. Roberts

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1937

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Edward J. Roberts

Deputy Roberts was shot and killed after responding to a report of a murder at a factory. An enraged former employee had just killed his ex-boss and when Deputy Roberts approached the suspect shot him. As Deputy Roberts lay wounded, the suspect took his gun and shot him again, killing him. A factory worker who witnessed the gun battle shot and killed the suspect.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by a civilian

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Thank you for your service 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 21, 2020

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