WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on the passing of Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts:
“B.J. Roberts served the people of Hampton faithfully for many decades. He was a trailblazer who was deeply committed to improving relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“He was also my friend for close to 30 years, and even nominated me when I first ran for Senate in 1996.
“My thoughts are with the Roberts family and the deputies and staff of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office during this time.”