Category: Fallen Officers 2017

Florida police officers killed in the line of duty

Officer Henry Malcolm McAleenan, Jr. Miami-Dade Police Department

Police Officer Henry McAleenan succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on August 21st, 2000. He and another officer had responded to a residential alarm in the 16800 block of SW 147th Court. As they checked the perimeter of the home two large dogs came running at them. As Officer McAleenan attempted to ward …

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Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges Hardee County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges and Sergeant Joseph Ossman, of the Florida Department of Corrections, were killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 66 and Old Crewsville Road, in Zolfo Springs, at approximately 6:45 am. Both officers had been required to stay in the county despite mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Irma. Deputy …

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Sgt Joseph Ossman Florida Department of Corrections

Sergeant Joseph Ossman and Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges, of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, were killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 66 and Old Crewsville Road, in Zolfo Springs, at approximately 6:45 am. Both officers had been required to stay in the county despite mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Irma. Deputy …

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Sgt Richard Samuel Howard Kissimmee Police Department

Sergeant Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm. They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center …

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Officer Matthew Scott Baxter Kissimmee Police Department

Police Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm. They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center …

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Deputy Norman Lewis Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy First Class Norman Lewis was killed in a motorcycle crash while participating in the search of the subject who had just murdered Lieutenant Debra Clayton, of the Orlando Police Department. Lieutenant Clayton had been shot and killed when she encountered a wanted murder suspect in the parking lot of the Walmart on Princeton Street. …

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Joshua Sanchez Montaad

Officer Joshua Sanchez Montaad Killed Taylor County, FL – Officer Joshua Sanchez Montaad with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement was killed in a fiery collision on June 6, 2017. The incident happened just before noon on Tuesday, according to WCTV. Officer Joshua Sanchez Montaad was in his …

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Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Correctional Officer Joe Heddy suffered a fatal heart attack at the Escambia County Road Prison in Cantonment, Florida, after struggling with an inmate at approximately 1:00 pm. He had responded to a cell in the South Wing dorm after an inmate tied a bedsheet around his own neck and was tightening it in an attempt …

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FHP Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop

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Master Sergeant Bishop succumbed to injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 while on duty in Alachua County, Florida. Sergeant Bishop was a 30 year veteran FHP Trooper, who, like all troopers, put the well-being of those he serves above his own to keep Florida roadways safe. Master Sergeant William …

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K9 Freckles

K9 Freckles long tenure of loyal service ended May 11, 2017 when the 11 year old Beagle apparently overheated or had a heart attack during her efforts to help track wanted felon Eric Russell in North Okaloosa County.