Trooper Jeffrey Dale Young

Trooper Jeffrey Dale Young

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 1987

Jeffrey Dale Young

Trooper Jeffrey Young was shot and killed with his own weapon during a traffic stop in Manatee, Florida.

Trooper Young was a member of the narcotics squad and was attempting to arrest a drug courier during a traffic stop. Two suspects were en route to Detroit, Michigan, on I 75 when they were stopped by Trooper Young. Consent was given to search the vehicle, during which Trooper Young discovered a substantial amount of cocaine. A violent struggle between the Trooper and suspects ensued and the one of the suspects gained control of Trooper Young's revolver and shot him in the face at point blank range. The shooter was apprehended, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to death.

Trooper Young was assigned to Troop F and had been with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I was a week into the academy when you were killed. I'm retired now after 30 years after the fact. Daniel Burns still sits on death row. We've elected a new governor now, hopefully, he has the balls sign the execution order.

Sergeant Floyd Elms (Retired)
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Bradenton Florida

December 26, 2018

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