Police Officer Robert Vargas

Police Officer Robert Vargas

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1997

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Robert Vargas

Police Officer Robert Vargas was killed in an on-duty crash while responding to a vehicle pursuit.

As he entered the intersection of NW 54th Street and 24th Avenue, with his emergency equipment activated, he was struck by another vehicle that ran a stop sign. That vehicle pushed his patrol car into a third vehicle. Officer Vargas was killed instantly.

Officer Vargas was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3170
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, emergency response, vehicle crash

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Your Dad and I were good friends in High School and in the military. I was stationed in West Germany while he was in Italy back in the late 80s. You can reach out whenever you like I ll put you in touch with a bunch of us that grew up with your Dad. He was really nice guy, hard worker and we had some fun times as teenagers. My number is 305.525.8957. The loss of this officer today made me remember your Dad.

Juan J. Cordero, Esquire
TF 118, 101st Airborne, High School friend

August 17, 2022

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