Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 8, 1968

Robert Earl Sparks

Patrolman Sparks was killed in a motorcycle accident while in pursuit of a speeding motorist. He lost control of the motorcycle while rounding a curve on Ridge Road.
Officer Sparks had been with the agency for 15 months and was survived by his wife.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Sparks,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Raleigh. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 8, 2014

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