Detective Robert L. Zore

Detective Robert L. Zore

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1983

Robert L. Zore

Detective Robert Zore was shot and killed with his own weapon by a robbery suspect.

Detective Zore was shot after chasing a robbery suspect from Dadeland Shopping Mall. Detective Zore caught the suspect at a nearby Metrorail Station parking lot where a struggle ensued and the subject gained control of his weapon. Detective Zore was shot on the stomach and was taken to a nearby hospital where he died during surgery early the next morning.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Zore had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2244

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 24, 1983
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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