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

emergency response

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Thinking about you today my bud. RIP

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TF 118, 101st Airborne, High School friend

September 15, 2021

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