Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1968

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Robert Earl Sparks

Patrolman Sparks was killed in a motorcycle accident while in pursuit of a speeding motorist in the 2100 block of Ridge Road. He lost control of the motorcycle while rounding a curve.

He was taken to Rex Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries just after midnight.

Officer Sparks was a U.S Air Force veteran of Vietnam war and had served with the Raleigh Police Department for 15 months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, March 8, 1968
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 8, 2018

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