Roberts wanted to be a firefighter and was taking classes at Clackamas Community College, Curry said.
"It was always his dream," Curry said.
In the meantime, he had been working as a cook at Big Bertha's gyro eatery in Portland for more than two years, Curry said.
About that job, Roberts commented on Facebook: "Right now I work at the most badass gyro shop in town. I am one of the few people that can say I love my job and actually mean it."