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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I still remember that night like it was yesterday. I remember the dispatch of a robbery call at Dadeland Mall followed by an officer down call. As we searched for a subject late into the evening I will never forget the dispatcher advising the officer had expired. RIP Robert and Maritza (his wife) and God Bless Rosemary, Officer Zore’s daughter.

Sgt. David Alvarez (retired)
Miami-Dade Police Department

December 24, 2018

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