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Police Officer Cheryl W. Seiden | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Cheryl W. Seiden

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 28, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/14/1982

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Cheryl Seiden was shot and killed during an armed robbery while off duty. She and two friends were returning home when two men, who had been following them, approached them and attempted to rob them. Officer Seiden produced her service weapon and attempted to stop the robbery but was shot in the neck. The wound caused her to be paralyzed from the neck down for two weeks before succumbing to the wound. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Seiden had served with the agency for 8 years. She was survived by her husband and parents.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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