Hero Down: Reeves County Sheriff's Lt. Malissa Roberts Dies Unexpectedly

Holly Matkin

Reeves County Sheriff's Lieutenant Malissa Roberts dedicated 27 years to her law enforcement career.

Monahans, TX – Reeves County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) Lieutenant Malissa Roberts died unexpectedly on March 16.

The off-duty 47-year-old lieutenant was serving with the RCSO’s Criminal Investigation Division at the time of her passing, the department said in a Facebook post on the day of her funeral.

“The men and women of the Reeves County Sheriff’s office are forever grateful and honored to have served along with you,” the post read.

“You will never be forgotten. Your legacy lives on! Reeves County Sheriff’s Office thanks you for your service, commitment, loyalty, and dedication,” the RCSO said. “Your mission is complete. Your Brothers and Sisters in blue will continue the fight.”

Lt. Roberts’ law enforcement career began in 1993, when she joined the Ward County Sheriff’s Office, according to her obituary.

She served with the Monahans Police Department, the Pecos Police Department, and the Trans Pecos Drug Task Force before she joined the RCSO.

The RCSO posted video footage from her funeral and final radio call to Facebook on March 20.

“Lt. Roberts dedicated more than 25 years to law enforcement,” the dispatcher said in the clip. “The men and women of Reeves County Sheriff’s Office are forever grateful and honored to have served with Lt. Roberts.”

The veteran officer leaves behind her husband, Kevin, as well as her children, Logan, Megan, Austin, and Jake, according to her obituary.

She is also survived by her six siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, and her grandchildren.

Lt. Roberts was laid to rest on March 20.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Reeves County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Malissa Roberts, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (10)
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RIP Lt. ROBERTS. Your life mattered..




so, drug overdose?


makes me sad and may her memory be eternal!


What a beautiful lady her bright smile and spirit may be gone but not forgotten . It has no bearing how she passed rather, her life serving her communities and taking care of her family that will be remember most. Prayers!

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