Trooper Eugene F. Roberts

Trooper Eugene F. Roberts

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, February 18, 1940

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Eugene F. Roberts

Trooper Eugene Roberts was struck and killed by a vehicle while working a commercial vehicle weight enforcement detail on Route 34 near Aurora.

He had just told a trucker to proceed to the weight pit and was struck by the car as he stepped off of the truck's running board. He was knocked to the ground and suffered a fractured skull and two broken legs. He succumbed to his injuries the following day at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Trooper Roberts was a United States Marine Corps WWI veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for three years, assigned to District 2. Trooper Roberts was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 17, 1940

traffic stop

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Trooper Eugene F. Roberts was my grandfather. Don’t know much about him. If anyone has any information, pictures or documents, I would love to find them. Thank you, Steven J. Roberts 858-335-8035 or [email protected] SEMPER FI

Steven J. Roberts

October 21, 2023

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