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Roger Castillo - Fallen Florida Police Officers

Return to Florida Officers Killed in 2011

Roger Castillo

Detective Roger Castillo / Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Biographical Info: Age: 41 / Tour of Duty: 21 years

Badge Number: 1725

 Incident Details: / Cause of Death: Gunfire / Date of Incident: January 20, 2011

Weapon Used: Handgun; .40 caliber / Suspect Info: Shot and killed 

Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder.

The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth. Another detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where she passed away during surgery.

Detective Castillo had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and parents. His wife also served as an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department.


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