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Deputy Sheriff Robert Wooten | Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Robert Wooten

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 28, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy Wooten and Deputy Curtis Youngblood were shot and killed as they approached the home of a mentally ill man. As officers responding to the initial shooting surrounded the home, the suspect opened fire a second time and fatally wounded Assistant Chief Mahlon Tuck, of the Ocala Police Department. The man was taken into custody and later died while in a state mental hospital.

Deputy Wooten was survived by his wife and four children.

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Deputy Sheriff Curtis Youngblood
Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, May 28, 1955
Cause: Gunfire

Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck
Ocala Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, May 28, 1955
Cause: Gunfire

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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 27, 2016

 

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