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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


33 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN FL


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W.R. Brannon


EOW: 08/20/1948

Guard W.R. Brannon was shot and killed during an escape attempt at the Noma Road Prison.

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Ronnie Brown


EOW: 09/08/2009

As Sergeant Ronnie Brown and another Deputy attempted to extract an inmate from his cell, the inmate resisted and attacked Sergeant Brown with a br...

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Richard Burke


EOW: 10/12/1980

Correctional Officer Richard J. Burke was stabbed to death while escorting death row inmates from their cells to the shower. The suspect was senten...

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Charles Cooper


EOW: 09/15/1988

Lieutenant Charles Cooper suffered a fatal heart attack during a first responder training exercise.

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John Dennard


EOW: 05/05/1983

Sergeant John Dennard was killed when he was stabbed with a shank by two inmates who attacked him in the main housing unit.

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Grant R. Dohner


EOW: 01/15/1953

Guard Grant Dohner was killed during an escape attempt at the Loxahatchee Road Prison. Two weeks later Guard John Gradon succumbed to his injuri...

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Lee "Chuck" Dunn


EOW: 01/24/2000

Senior Probation Officer Lee "Chuck" Dunn was involved in a fatal automobile accident while conducting field supervision of offenders in his case l...

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Hoyt Ergle


EOW: 12/15/1987

Correctional Officer Hoyt Ergle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 29 years earlier when he was accidentally shot in the neck while on the depa...

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Donna Fitzgerald


EOW: 06/25/2008

Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald was attacked and murdered after supervising an inmate work crew. When it was time to get the inmates gathered...

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William F Gambill


EOW: 07/11/1973

Parole Officer Gambill was killed in an automobile accident while supervising parolees. He had served with the agency for 1 year.

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John F. Gradon


EOW: 02/01/1953

Guard John Gradon succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier during an escape attempt at the Loxahatchee Road Prison. Guard Grant...

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Fred Griffis


EOW: 06/24/1987

Correctional Officer Fred Griffis was shot and killed during an escape attempt while on during a prisoner transport duty in West Palm Beach. He and...

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Kenneth Hendrick


EOW: 01/28/1993

Correctional Sergeant Kenneth Hendrick broke up an altercation between two inmates. While he was escorting one of the inmates back to the housing u...

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William Henry Hunt


EOW: 08/28/1945

Guard William Hunt succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two months earlier when he was shot by an escaped prisoner. He was assigned to the road...

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Lauriston F Hustus


EOW: 07/16/1980

Officer Hustus suffered a fatal heart attack while supervising an inmate work squad at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution.

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Paul Jordan


EOW: 01/24/1976

Officer Jordan suffered a fatal heart attack after shooting at escaping prisoners, fatally wounding one of them. He was assigned to the Reception ...

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Darla Lathrem


EOW: 06/11/2003

Officer Lathrem was killed as she supervised five inmates on a construction detail inside the Institution. She was assaulted by three of the inmat...

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Greg Malloy


EOW: 02/02/2011

Colonel Greg Malloy was one of the Elite K-9 Officers with the Florida Department of Corrections. Colonel Malloy and fellow K-9 Officers Arthur Tea...

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Mark Parker


EOW: 03/19/2009

Corrections Officer Mark Parker passed away from gunshot wounds sustained on January 10, 1984, in the Orange County, Florida Courthouse. An armed s...

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James W Parr


EOW: 08/11/1966

Captain James Parr drowned while chasing a prisoner across a canal. He was assigned to the Pompano Road Prison. Captain Parr was survived by hi...

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Donald L Pawlizak


EOW: 04/21/1983

Correctional Officer Donald Pawlizak succumbed to complications during surgery as a result of a duty-related injury. He was assigned to the Big ...

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Jorge Ramos


EOW: 05/01/2016

Correctional Sergeant Jorge Ramos was taking part in a statewide Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) competition at the Sumter Correctional...

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Paul Rein


EOW: 11/07/2007

Deputy Paul Rein was shot and killed by a prisoner he was transporting in a medical van to the Broward County Courthouse. The prisoner was already...

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Adam Sanderson


EOW: 03/06/2009

Correctional Officer Adam Sanderson had just completed a training exercise and was on his way back to the state Reception and Medical Center when t...

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Michael Serano


EOW: 01/06/1984

Parole Officer Michael Serano was killed in an automobile accident in Cooper City while en route to visit the homes of offenders under his supervis...

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Howard D Starling


EOW: 07/02/1964

Sergeant Howard Starling suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing an escapee through a swamp. He was assigned to the Florida State Prison.

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Ike Steele


EOW: 09/06/1928

Captain Ike Steele succumbed to stab wounds sustained three days earlier when he was stabbed by a prisoner at the road prison in Panama City, Flori...

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Lester B Sumner


EOW: 04/26/1965

Officer Sumner was stabbed to death with a makeshift bayonet when he was attacked by three inmates from the Fort Myers Road Prison. Officer Sumn...

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Bjorn Svenson


EOW: 08/31/1982

Probation Supervisor Bjorn Svenson was shot and killed after being ambushed by a parolee.

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Ruben Thomas III


EOW: 03/18/2012

Sergeant Ruben Thomas was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution Annex. At approximately 10:00pm Sergeant Thomas w...

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Leonard Trudeau


EOW: 01/16/1995

On his way home from work, Officer Leonard Trudeau stopped to assist at an accident scene. He was struck by a passing car and killed instantly.

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Rufus William Walters


EOW: 07/22/1938

Guard Rufus Walters was shot and killed during an escape from the Floral City State Prison Road Camp at a work site on Rutland Road, approximately ...

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Jerome Williams


EOW: 07/26/1995

Correctional Officer Williams was on a break from training class with several coworkers at a local restaurant. He was fatally shot when he and two ...

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