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Trooper Jeffrey Dale Young | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper

Jeffrey Dale Young

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 18, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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I have driven over your bridge hundreds of times but today I noticed the sign. I decided to google it and found this page. I just wanted to thank you for your years of dedicated service. Your selflessness may have ended your life that day but your spirit lives on forever and I'll never forget you and I'll spread your story around for others to reflect and learn from. I now understand why they always have so many cop car for one car pulled over. I hope your family finds solace and peace.

Nadia
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July 4, 2016

 

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