Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, September 7, 2018

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Aaron Paul Roberts

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Roberts drowned after his patrol car was swept into the swollen Pomme de Terre River in the area of Cabin Creek Road and Farm Road 2 at 8:30 pm.

He had responded to a 911 hangup call in the area and was returning into service when he made an emergency radio broadcast stating his vehicle had been swept off of the road in floodwaters. After an intensive search, rescue crews located his vehicle approximately 50 yards downstream and recovered Deputy Roberts' body from inside.

Deputy Roberts had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously served with the Willard Police Department. He is survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 636

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

911 hangup

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I can't believe it's been a year since we lost you. I wish you could have seen your little girl off to school this year, but your brothers and sisters from Greene County Sheriff's Office were there to see her skipping into school. You'll never be forgotten brother. It ws n honor to serve with you.
Rest Easy sir... we've got the watch from here.

Officer Kerri Dutcher
Springfield Public Schools Police Department

September 8, 2019

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