Master Deputy Steve Roberts of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office was a 14-year veteran of the agency, spending many of those years riding a motorcycle for the Traffic Unit.
He was a family man and an avid horseman, serving as a member of the Sheriff's Posse. On February 11, 1999, while en route to a traffic accident on North 25th street, Master Deputy Roberts' motorcycle was struck by another motorist, causing him to sustain critical injuries. He spent nearly a month in intensive care before succumbing to his injuries on March 3, 1999. He was 38 years old.
The Sheriff's Office administrative center on Midway Road was renamed and dedicated as 'The Master Deputy Steve Roberts Building" in memory of his commitment.