Killed In The Line Of Duty

A list of South Florida police officers killed in the line of duty since 1980, as collected by CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

Click Here for background on some officers killed, and those who survived.

Jan. 20, 2011 2 Miami-Dade officers were killed while trying to serve a warrant on a violent fugitive.
Jan. 8, 2008 Miami detective James Walker killed in a firefight in North Miami Beach.
Nov. 7, 2007 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Rein, 76, gunned down Nov. 7 while transporting inmate in a van from the north jail to court in Fort Lauderdale.
Sept. 13, 2007 Miami-Dade police officer Jose Somohano gunned down by a suspect during a traffic stop.
Aug. 10, 2007 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Reyka is shot to death while investigating a suspicious vehicle.
Nov. 11, 2006 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Tephford is shot to death during a traffic stop.
Feb. 15, 2006 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Seguin is killed during a traffic stop when he is struck by another car.
Aug. 19, 2004 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Michael Fatta is shot in the chest by a suspect during a house raid.
April 6, 2003: Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Billings is shot in the head while performing his first security detail.
Jan. 6, 1996 Fort Lauderdale police Officer Bryant Peney is shot to death after an all-night manhunt.
Nov. 19, 1992 Hialeah police Sgt. Pedro Cainas dies several days after being shot in the head while responding to a complaint about a gun-toting man who refused to turn down his radio.
Jan. 3, 1992 North Miami police detective Steven Bauer is shot and killed while escorting two clerks carrying cash drawers to drive-in booths at the Kislak National Bank.
June 11, 1991 Miami Springs Officer Charles Stafford is killed with his own gun during a struggle with a suspected car thief.
Nov. 13, 1990 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Behan is doing paperwork in his patrol car when someone fires a bullet through an open window that strikes him in the face, killing him.
April 27, 1990 Metro-Dade Officer Joseph Martin is shot to death by an ex-con during a routine traffic stop.
Feb. 17, 1990 Broward Sheriff’s Deputy John W. Greeney is killed in a barrage of gunfire after surprising two robbers at a fast-food chicken restaurant.
Nov. 28, 1988 Metro-Dade Officers Richard Boles and David Strzalkowski are killed with their own service revolvers when a man goes berserk at a Northeast Dade trailer park.
June 30, 1988 Miami Beach undercover Officer Scott Rakow dies the day after he was shot while chasing a suspect in a drug sting.
June 21, 1988 Miami police motorcycle officer William Craig, 37, thrown off his motorcycle in an accident at U.S. 1 and Southwest 67th Avenue, dies after 2 ∏ months in a coma.
March 31, 1988 Miami police officer Victor Estefan, 49, is shot and killed after he tries to make a traffic stop at 36th Avenue and Southwest Eighth Street.
Nov. 6, 1986 Hialeah officer Emilio Miyares, 27, is shot during a struggle with a robbery suspect.
Sept. 3, 1986: Miami officer David Herring, 25, is killed by exhaust fumes in patrol car.
June 25, 1986 Sweetwater officer James K. Beasley, 44, is run down by a fleeing vehicle.
June 3, 1986 Opa-locka officer Ephraim Brown, 29, is shot while struggling with a drug suspect.
April 11, 1986 FBI agents Benjamin Grogan, 53, and Gerald Dove, 30, are killed in a shoot-out with bank robbery suspects.
Dec. 21, 1984 Miami motorcycle patrolman Jose De Leon, 26, is struck by a car while pursuing a suspect.
Feb. 25, 1984 Miami Beach officer Donald Bernard Kramer, 42, is shot by a homeless derelict.
Dec. 25, 1983 Metro officer Robert Zore, 25, is shot in a struggle with a robbery suspect.
May 28, 1983 Metro officer Stephen Corbett, 21, is struck by a car at an accident scene.
Sep. 23, 1981 Metro officer Edward Young is killed instantly after an unmarked patrol car in which he was riding slams into a concrete utility racing to a crime scene.
Sept. 2, 1981 Miami officer Nathaniel Broom, 23, is shot while following a traffic violator.
Nov. 5, 1980: North Miami policeman Carl Mertes, 41, is shot while trying to handcuff a traffic violator.
Comments

One Comment

  1. Lourdes says:

    Amazing! is this was some kind of gossip I will see at least 20 comments by now. I don’t see any now. it’s like no one cares about people who do so
    much as far as giving their lives.

    1. THERESA says:

      I have not heard anything from the so call Rev.Dunn or Mr. Regalado.
      They are probably keeping the peace with the Criminals.

      1. Carlos says:

        theresa you are right regalado, dunn are at the killer home comforting his family .
        is a shame

  2. EmmyC says:

    God Bless these brave men and women who risk their lives everyday for us!

  3. LUIS says:

    AFTER ALL THEY RECEIVE A N SPLENDID SALARY PAID BY HONEST AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WHO RECEIVE TRAFFIC TICKETS IN EXCHANCE FOR THIS COPS TO JUSTIFY THEIR JOBS…..LIBERTY CITY IS THE PLACE FOR THEM TO WATCH

    1. Carlos says:

      you must be a Moron expresing yourself the way you did ,MORON if you do not want a traffic ticket obey the law also next time you or your family encounter a problem don’t call the police MORON

  4. john salvador says:

    When we need them 911 is there. Can you imagine the civil unrest if they weren’t around? Even when they are off duty their lives are at risk. May the God of Good be with their families. I respect them for the determination, service, courage, & dignity the ethical ones have. RIP.

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