Detective Robert R. Monette

Detective Robert R. Monette

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, December 19, 1968

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Robert R. Monette

Detective Robert Monette and Officer Roger McClung drowned during a dive team training exercise in Lake Wesley.

During the training a third officer began to suffer trouble in the water. Detective Monette and Officer McClung saved the officer but drowned doing so.

Detective Monette was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, 6-month-old daughter, and 2-year-old son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 19, 2020

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