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Florida Department of Corrections, FL

Florida Department of Corrections


Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas, III
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Sunday, March 18, 2012
Cause: Stabbed

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Colonel Gregory Guy Malloy
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Cause: Gunfire

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Adam Michael Sanderson
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Friday, March 6, 2009
Cause: Vehicular assault

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Cause: Stabbed

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Darla Kay Lathrem
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Cause: Assault

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Lee Charles Dunn
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Monday, January 24, 2000
Cause: Automobile accident

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant Kenneth M. Hendrick
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, January 28, 1993
Cause: Heart attack

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Lieutenant Charles Andrew Cooper
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, September 15, 1988
Cause: Heart attack

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Hoyt L. Ergle
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Tuesday, December 15, 1987
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Fred Sidney Griffis
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Wednesday, June 24, 1987
Cause: Gunfire

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Parole Officer Michael P. Serano
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Friday, January 6, 1984
Cause: Automobile accident

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant John S. Dennard
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, May 5, 1983
Cause: Stabbed

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Donald L. Pawlizak
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, April 21, 1983
Cause: Accidental

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Probation Supervisor Bjorn Thomas Svenson
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Tuesday, August 31, 1982
Cause: Gunfire

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Richard J. Burke
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Sunday, October 12, 1980
Cause: Stabbed

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Lauriston F. Hustus
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Wednesday, July 16, 1980
Cause: Heart attack

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Paul Jordan
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Saturday, January 24, 1976
Cause: Heart attack

Florida Probation and Parole Commission, Florida

Parole Officer William F. Gambill
Florida Probation and Parole Commission
EOW: Wednesday, July 11, 1973
Cause: Automobile accident

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Captain James W. Parr
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, August 11, 1966
Cause: Drowned

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Corrections Employee Lester B. Sumner
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Monday, April 26, 1965
Cause: Stabbed

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Sergeant Howard D. Starling
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Thursday, July 2, 1964
Cause: Heart attack

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Assistant Superintendent James G. Godwin
Florida Department of Corrections
EOW: Monday, April 4, 1955
Cause: Gunfire

Guard John F. Gradon
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Sunday, February 1, 1953
Cause: Assault

Guard Grant R. Dohner
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Thursday, January 15, 1953
Cause: Assault

Guard W. R. Brannon
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Friday, August 20, 1948
Cause: Gunfire

Guard William Henry Hunt
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Tuesday, August 28, 1945
Cause: Gunfire

Guard Rufus William Walters
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Friday, July 22, 1938
Cause: Gunfire

Captain Ike Steele
Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
EOW: Thursday, September 6, 1928
Cause: Stabbed

Line of Duty Deaths: 28

Accidental: 1
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 3
Drowned: 1
Gunfire: 7
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 5
Stabbed: 6
Vehicular assault: 1

 

By Month

January: 5
February: 2
March: 2
April: 3
May: 1
June: 3
July: 4
August: 4
September: 2
October: 1
December: 1

 

By Gender

Male: 26
Female: 2

 

 

Component Agencies

Divisions or absorbed agencies:

 

Florida Probation and Parole Commission, FL

Florida Probation and Parole Commission
Tallahassee, FL
Fallen officers: 1

Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force
Tallahassee, FL
Fallen officers: 6

 

 
 
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