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.