Master Deputy Steven Wesley Roberts

Master Deputy Steven Wesley Roberts

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, March 3, 1999

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Steven Wesley Roberts

Master Deputy Steven Roberts succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle as he responded to a vehicle crash.

While traveling on 25th Street in Fort Pierce, Deputy Roberts approached a vehicle that was in the left lane and attempted to pass it on the right. As he did so, the vehicle entered the right lane and struck Deputy Roberts' motorcycle, pushing it into a light pole at Avenue O. Deputy Roberts suffered severe internal injuries in the collison and both of his legs were amputated just below the thighs.

A rack of clothes hanging in the back seat blocked the driver's view. The driver's driving record at the time of the accident included 19 citations, including one previous fatal accident. The driver was sentenced to five years in jail in connection with Deputy Roberts' death.

Deputy Roberts had served with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He is survived by his fiancee and two teen-age sons. His wedding was scheduled to be held three days after his death.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 267

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 11, 1999

motorcycle, emergency response

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Master Deputy Roberts,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Lucie County. And to your Family and loved ones, wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 3, 2024

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