Davie To Rename Street After Slain Detective Castillo

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Officer Roger Castillo was killed while serving a warrant in Miami. (Source: MDPD)

Officer Roger Castillo was killed while serving a warrant in Miami. (Source: MDPD)

Shaneeva Yassin, Web Journalist & Producer

DAVIE (CBS4)- A South Florida city is naming one of its streets after a slain Miami-Dade detective killed while on duty in January.

On Wednesday, council members approved a plan to change the name of Lancelot Court to Roger Castillo Court.

A ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 14 to dedicate the new sign and a memorial garden planned by the neighborhood, according to town officials.

Castillo, 41, lived in Davie with his wife and three pre-teen sons.

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Officer Roger Castillos wife and three sons attend the funeral service for Castillo. (Source: CBS4)

Castillo and detective Amanda Haworth were killed on January 20 while serving a warrant for the arrest of Johnny Simms who was also killed in the gunfire by a third officer during the shootout.

Castillo was a 21-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Castillo was described as a hero with the dream of becoming a police officer at a young age.

A trust fund was established for the families of Castillo and Haworth. Donations can be made online at the Police Officer Assistance Trust Fund (POAT) Website at www.poat.org. Alternately, checks made payable to “POAT” may be mailed to Police Officers Assistance Trust, 1030 NW 111 Avenue, Suite 232, Miami, Florida 33172. Please notate Officers Castillo/Haworth Trust Fund in the memo area of the check.

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