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Robert LeRoy Longyear, Sr.

AGE: 75 • Wilmington

Robert LeRoy Longyear, Sr., 75, of Wilmington, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at home. He was born and raised in Terre Haute, IN and made his home in Wilmington. Bob proudly served his country in the USMC. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and was a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. He was a Captain with the Wilmington Police Department and was a member of the FOP, Governor's Council on Police Training, Delaware Association of Police, mentor to inner-city youth, served as a bodyguard to dignitaries and S.W.A.T. team leader. He received numerous accolades throughout his career for distinguished service.

Robert is survived by his sister Mary Barber, brother Bill Longyear, his former wife of 26 years, Barbara (King), his 3 children, Robert Longyear, Jr. (Krissy), Chad Longyear and Deana Loomis (Kent). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Robert, III, Hannah and Caroline Longyear and Cody Loomis.

Memorial services will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent in Robert's name to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Attn: Layne Ross.

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Published in The News Journal from June 14 to June 16, 2016
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