Trooper Damion Cortez Roberts

Trooper Damion Cortez Roberts

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1996

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Damion Cortez Roberts

Trooper Damion Roberts was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on duty. His patrol car struck a bridge abutment on NC-210, near Fort Bragg.

Trooper Roberts was a U.S Marine Corps veteran of the Persian Gulf war and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for less than four years. He is survived by his 6-year-old son.

On November 8, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Transportation renamed the Interstate 95 bridge over the Cape Fear River the Trooper Damion C. Roberts Bridge.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 7, 1996

routine driving

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We haven't forgotten. I pass by that scene on Murchison Rd every few days and say a quick prayer for you and all the rest of us who are trying to make the world a better place.

Lt. Matt Hurley
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2021

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