Trooper Stephen G. Rouse

Trooper Stephen G. Rouse

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 28, 1987

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Stephen G. Rouse

Trooper Stephen Rouse was killed in an automobile crash while responding to another accident call on Alligator Alley.

As he passed through a toll plaza a van made a U-turn in front of him, causing him to collide with it.

Trooper Rouse had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 11 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thoughts and prayers remain with the Rouse Family. Was happy to see a recent road dedication for Trooper Stephen Rouse's sacrifice. He was responding to a fatal crash at the time of the crash in hopes of providing life saving assistance to another that he had never met. Stephen's case was one of my early reality checks about the support and sacrifices of law enforcement families. When first coming on the Patrol after attending some college classes with Mrs. Rouse, it was clear that such losses ripple far beyond the immediate agency loss. RIP my Brother.

Gary L. Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

March 28, 2021

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