Police Officer Carlos S. Stuteville

Police Officer Carlos S. Stuteville

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1964

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Carlos S. Stuteville

Police Officer Carlos Stuteville was shot and killed at Miami International Airport.

He and an airport security guard were escorting a mentally ill sailor to an airplane for deportation to his native Jamaica. The man began to struggle with Officer Stuteville and gained control of his .38 caliber service revolver. The man shot and killed the security guard before turning and shooting Officer Stuteville, mortally wounding him.

The suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity for Officer Stuteville's murder and deported to Jamaica.

Officer Stuteville had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for over 15 years. He is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 96
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 96

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Deported


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Again rest in peace Officer Stuteville. To Mr. Cogsgriff and staff you should try and correct the age of Officer Stuteville. It is a vital part of his family and honored heroic legacy! You can research this fact and find he was 28 years old when he was killed at Miami Airport in 1964. I visited his grave at Woodlawn North in Miami and it said 28 years. Thank you for giving accuracy to his integrity and dignity. Dr. Wilbank's book "Forgotten Heroes" might shed more light upon this fact. And back then I don't think anyone at 81 would work until 96. Again thank you.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

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