Somber Scene At Hospital Where Officer Died

MIAMI (CBS4) — When two Miami-Dade police officers were shot in the line of duty Thursday morning, other officers gathered with friends and family at Jackson Memorial Hospital hoping for a miracle. Unfortunately, it did not come.

The female officer, rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center with multiple gunshot wounds, died in the operating room, according to Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

When the critically injured officer arrived at the hospital, she was hidden from the media by a giant white sheet as she was wheeled from the ambulance into the ER. She was rushed right into surgery, say police, but died shortly before 1:00 p.m. in the operating room.

“This is part of what police officers face every day, not only here in Miami-Dade but across the country. We are people too,” said an emotional Cordero-Stutz, while talking to reporters outside of the hospital.

Emotionally distraught family members arrived at the hospital and were consoled by officers.

Her partner was killed on the scene; his body remained under a tarp for several hours after the shootout, which took place around 11:00 a.m. at a home on NW 6th Court and 69th Street.

A third officer suffered a minor injury and was treated at JMH, said Cordero-Stutz.

The officers were not immediately identified.

They were killed in a shootout as a task force of law enforcement officers served a homicide warrant.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said the squad of Miami-Dade police officers is part of the career criminal unit of the warrants division.

“This unit is very well-trained, very well-armed, and highly protects itself,” said Alvarez, a former police officer. “So they know what they’re doing. It was just a tragic incident that we see here too often in Miami-Dade, of a violent suspect who could care less.”

One suspect was killed in the gun battle. Another suspect is in custody, said Alvarez. Investigators say they’re not looking for any other suspects.

Barry Golden, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service in South Florida, said the two officers who were shot were working with a Marshals fugitive task force. The task force works to arrest people wanted for crimes from all over the country.

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  1. CSA Barry A Berhow, Broward Sheriff's Office says:

    It is another sad day in South Florida. My prayers are with all of the family members including my law enforcement brothers and sisters who are mourning this senseless loss.

  2. JESSIE says:

    MY PRAYERS GOES TO THE FAMILY.. I KNOW HOW TO LOSE A HERO.. MY DAD WAS KILL ON DUTY ON MY BIRTHDAY JULY 19 HE WAS A POLICE FOR CAROLINA PUERTO RICO HES NAME WAS RAMON A. SEPULVEDA… GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS…

  3. david pierre says:

    Now, I want commusioner Dunn to explain to the family of these pulic servants who lost their lives in the line of duty in his district where these criminals are hiding, How the good citizen in his district did that? When the police are doing their job, Mr dunn stated that, there are going in his district to harass his great citizens. Nto Mr Dunn, those are not great citizen.

  4. juan says:

    I understand that both officers were women why do you send women officers to serve a warrant for murder, nothing against the babes, but the guy was a murderer, maybe dunn should have served the warrrant

    1. Mike alberti says:

      Wrong one women and one man. Dam those stinking guns I just hate them.

  5. Jose R. Lopez says:

    Rreverend Dunn:
    What do you say now ?

  6. THERESA says:

    Now Mr. Regalado are you going to let policeman do their job?

    1. Clay Renoit says:

      some of the the policemen don’t do there job. Some or clownes in a police outfit!!! I see now you guy’s have it out for Dunn and Regalado. You need to grow up…..EVEN YOU HAVE PROBLEMS….STOP AND MORN YOUR LOSES. STOP VITCHING…EVERYONE HAS SOME TYPE OF PROBLEM..THE POLICE IS NOT ABOVE GOD…HERE IN MIAMI /DADE EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP THE HATE….PEOPLE CAN’T TEACH YOUR KIDS TO BE NICE TO OTHER PEOPLE..WHEN ALL THEY SEE IS HATE…HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TEACH LOVE….TO MUCH HATE HERE….EVERY NIGHT ITS KIDS OR COPS BEING KILLED….OUR POLICE THEY HAVE ALOT ON THEM FOR THE SUCKY PAY THEY GET…. AND THEN THIS HAPPENS….HAVE YOU HUGED YOUR KID TODAY. ITS THE SAME GO HUG A POLICE OFFICER AND TELL HIM HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB…NO PEOPLE WILL NOT DO THAT BECAUSE ITS ABOVE THEM…

  7. Chari Mercier says:

    To the Miami Dade Police Department: All of us here in the Tampa Bay area are feelilng the way that you are feeling right now. Last year in 2010, our area lost 3 officers–2 from the Tampa Police Department, one from the Hillsborough Sheriff Department. They all know what you are going thru right now, and no doubt that all of the police and sheriff departments from Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties, and all across Florida will be in Miami to help you get thru the rough days ahead and thru the funeral service/burial process. With God’s love and guidance, you will begin to heal from this–one day at a time! Get in touch with the Gold Shield Foundation because the 4 kids that were affected by this will be needing some help in the next few years. it’s a wonderful organization that was started by the late George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees to help the children of families that have lost law enforcement and fire personnel in the line of duty.
    My condolences, prayers, sympathies go out to the 2 families that were affected by this horrible incident, the Miami Dade Police Department, and everyone in the Miami area in this senseless loss of 2 very good police officers. Stay close to God!
    Chari Mercier 😦
    St. Pete, FL

  8. Sefora says:

    “God institutes government in order to allow people to live at peace”.
    This are the duties that Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were following.
    “The authorities are God’s servants, sent for our good.
    But if we are doing wrong, of course we should be afraid, for they have the power to punish us.
    They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.”
    Rest in Peace Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth.
    AMEN

  9. Mindy says:

    when I heard the news it just made me feel soo very sad and angry that this happened to these officers that were doing their job. Now because of that murderer their children will be without a father and a mother…that just makes me angry and very sad….I’m praying for these families to be able to go on…I really am extremely sorry and heart broken….As I said…My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the officers that were murdered while they were doing their job. God Bless U

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