Deputy Sheriff William Warfield Roberts

Deputy Sheriff William Warfield Roberts

Comanche County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 1, 1948

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William Warfield Roberts

Deputy Sheriff William Roberts was killed in an automobile crash on U.S. 77 near Perry, Oklahoma.

Deputy Roberts was transporting a prisoner from Nebraska to Texas to face child desertion charges. While driving in rainy conditions, his patrol car left the roadway and overturned several times, striking a telephone pole. Deputy Roberts died at the scene of the crash.

Deputy Roberts had served with the Comanche County Sheriff's Department for five months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Oklahoma

prisoner custody, single vehicle crash, weather

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Deputy Sheriff Roberts,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Comanche County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States States Border Patrol

November 1, 2023

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