Detective Roy Dirks
April 11, 1975
IN MEMORY OF..."Those who asked so little and sacrificed so much."
Detective Roy H. Dirks was investigating a drowning incident in the Blue River area when he was shot and killed by Belinda Lederer, a member of the Norman “Snake” Brooks family.
Lederer was convicted of manslaughter and Brooks was convicted of hindering prosecution. Suspects belonged to a communal group that had prior contacts with Detective Dirks.
Roy previously was a resident deputy in the Cottage Grove area.