Florida Officers Killed In 2010

You can choose to read the story about one of Florida’s Fallen officers by selecting their names on the left.

Each Officers death is an on duty incident as authorized by their departments and the Department of Justice.

Brandon Lee Coates

United States > Florida > Orange County Sheriff’s Office > Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates      Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates      Orange County Sheriff’s Office      EOW: December 8, 2010       Age: 27 / Tour: 4 years, 6 months       Cause: Gunfire / Suspect: Committed suicide   Deputy Brandon Coates was shot and killed while making …

Chad Allen Reed

       Dixie County Sheriff’s Office      EOW: January 14, 2010      Age: 33 / Tour of Duty: 13 Years      Cause of Death: Gunfire (Handgun)      Suspect Sentenced: life without parole         Captain Chad Reed was shot and killed in a shootout with a man wanted for murdering two elderly women …

Craig A. Heber

     Master Deputy Craig A. Heber      Orange County Sheriff’s Office       End of Watch: Wednesday, July 21, 2010       Age: 48 / Tour: 28 years         Cause: Heart attack     Master Deputy Craig Heber suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a home alarm earlier in the day. Upon his arrival and examination …

James Louis Anderson, Jr.

            St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office     EOW: January 14, 2010     Age: 44 / Tour of Duty: 5 Years     Cause of Death: Automobile Accident    Suspect: In Custody             Deputy James Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Florida …

Patrick Ambroise

Melissa J. Powers

    Monrow County Sheriff Office   EOW: June 22, 2010   Age: 36 Tour of Duty: 3 Years 7 Months   Cause of Death: Automible Accident           Deputy Melissa Powers was killed in a single vehicle automobile accident on U.S. 1 at approximately 10:30 pm.While she was en route to locate …

David Lamar Curtis

  Tampa Police Department   EOW: June 29, 2010   Age: 31 / Tour of Duty 3 Years, 8 Months   Cause of Death: Gunfire   Suspect: In Custody   Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at a traffic stop. Officer Curtis stopped a vehicle …

Jeffrey Kocab

     Tampa Police Department    EOW: June 29, 2010    Age: 31/ Tour of Duty: 1 Year, 2 Months    Cause of Death: Gunfire    Subject: In Custody       Officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis were shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at a traffic stop. Officer Curtis stopped a vehicle because it did …

Mark Alan Longway

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office   EWO: September 21, 2010   Age: 48 / Tour of Duty: 6 Years   Cause of Death: Automobile Accident          Deputy Mark Longway was killed in a vehicle accident in downtown Tampa when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of …

Wesley Richard Whitmore Jr.

      Polk CountySheriff Office   EOW: December 12, 2010   Age: 60 / Tour of Duty: 15 Years   Cause of Death: Struck By A Vehicle   Sergeant Wesley Whitmore was struck and killed by a vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store in Winter Haven. The elderly driver of an …