(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On Monday, Governor Mike Parson announced that flags will be flown at half-staff at all government buildings statewide for one full day on Thursday, September 13, 2018, to honor Greene County Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts.
On Friday, September 7, Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts was on duty with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and had just completed responding to a 9-1-1 call when his patrol car was swept away by flood waters in Fair Grove, which resulted in his passing.
“Deputy Sheriff Aaron P. Roberts exemplified the finest traditions of our Missouri law enforcement officers,” Governor Parson said. “He was one of the brave few committed to selflessly sacrificing to protect and serve others, despite the risks. His dedication made his community safer and set an example for others. We are grateful for his contributions to Missouri, and join his family, friends and colleagues in mourning his loss.”
The flags will be held at half-staff on the day Deputy Sheriff Roberts is laid to rest.