Detective Robert Monette and Officer Roger McClung drowned during a dive team training exercise in Lake Wesley. During the training a third trainee began to suffer trouble in the water. Detective Monette and Officer McClung saved the officer but drowned doing so.
Detective Monette was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, 6-month-old daughter, and 2-year-old son.