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Probation Supervisor Bjorn Thomas Svenson | Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Probation Supervisor

Bjorn Thomas Svenson

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 31, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Probation Supervisor Bjorn Svenson was shot and killed after being ambushed by a parolee. The parolee had served six years of a life sentence and had already been sent back to prison once by Supervisor Svenson.

Supervisor Svenson was leaving work late one night, unarmed, when the parolee ambushed him in the parking lot. After emptying his weapon, he reloaded it and shot Supervisor Svenson twice more.

Supervisor Svenson had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for ten years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Rest in peace, my great uncle. Your life was taken far too soon. I never had the honor of meeting you, as I was born many years after your death. Your memory still lives on through your family, and will continue to live on forever.

Caroline Gramer
Grand Niece of Bjorn Thomas Svenson
February 10, 2016

 

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