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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Stanracer
Stanracer

RIP Lt. ROBERTS. Your life mattered..

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

so, drug overdose?

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FedAgent
FedAgent

So, why do you without provocation post a question that not only tarnishes the image of someone who dedicated her life to help others but in a public forum that any of her four children or husband can read? This is a “Blue Lives Matter” site where you obviously do not belong!

silvertip
silvertip

No need for that kind of crap

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

People die all the time. Why isn't her cause of death listed as well? My guess is its embarrassing.

Phoenixette
Phoenixette

You know what it's not? Any of your fucking business, troll. Just because the media give out too much info in other cases doesn't make you entitled to said information.

OliCast
OliCast

What an insensitive and outlandish thing to say on an obituary post. I understand freedom of speech, but this particular post is meant for love, support, prayers and thoughts going out to her family. I hope that no one would ever post anything so idiotic or down right rude about anyone you care about when they pass. May god have mercy on your soul, and may the family of this wonderful woman stay strong and and go forth with our loving thoughts and ignore your absolute bullshit.

FARRIS
FARRIS

makes me sad and may her memory be eternal!

Luscious775
Luscious775

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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