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2019 Killed in the Line of Duty

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin R. Nimtz

Broward County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic dispute call. While heading to the call, he collided with a pickup truck. Deputy Sheriff Nimtz is the 24th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2019.

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E.O.W. July 21st, 2019

Officer Steven J. Brown

Port Saint Lucie Police Department

Police Officer Steven J. Brown suffered a fatal heart attack after completing a third day of training at the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League’s Police Camp. Officer Brown was one of the leaders at the camp as part of his duties as a School Resource Officer. The camp involved three days of outdoor activities that included an obstacle course. Officer Brown collapsed after returning home from his shift. Officer Brown is the third officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2019.

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E.O.W. June 12, 2019

Captain Joseph Johnson

Seminole Police Department

Lieutenant Joseph Johnson was killed in a single vehicle crash when his vehicle left the roadway, rolled over, and ended up on its roof in a canal. Lieutenant Johnson was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Lieutenant Johnson is the 18th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the second officer fatality from a Tribal Police Department in 2019.

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E.O.W. May 30th, 2019

Police Officer Anthony Neri

Sanibel Police Department

Police Officer Anthony Neri suffered a fatal heart attack during a training exercise. Officer Neri is the second officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2019.

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E.O.W. May 6th, 2019

Sergeant David Thompson

Miami- Dade School Police Department
E.O.W. February 21st, 2019

Master Sergeant Daniel D. Hinton

Florida Highway Patrol

Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a training exercise. Sergeant Hinton was transported to the hospital where he passed away. Sergeant Hinton is the first officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2019.

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E.O.W. February 19th, 2019

Police Officer Kenneth Dale Foley

Lakeland Police Department
E.O.W. December 4, 2019

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