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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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Today, I visited your grave at Lakeside Memorial Park. I was attending a service for a friend. Rest in peace Lt. Seiden, your courage and character won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
February 20, 2017


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