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Police Officer William Franklin Askew | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

William Franklin Askew

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1979

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Askew suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a juvenile suspect following a foot chase. The chase began after Officer Askew pulled the suspect over.

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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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