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Officer Floyd James Fink, Jr. | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

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Floyd James Fink, Jr.

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, February 18, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 940

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 2/18/2000

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Suspect: Sentenced to 18 years

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Officer Floyd Fink was killed when his patrol car was rear-ended while he was stopped behind another vehicle on the shoulder of U.S. 60 near Tempe, Arizona.

Upon impact, Officer Fink's patrol car burst into flames, trapping him inside. Passing motorists were able to extract him, and he was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver who struck Officer Fink fled the scene on foot but was captured a short time later. The killer was found to be under the influence of methamphetamines and marijuana at the time of the accident and charged with several felony charges. He pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Officer Fink had been employed with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 28 years, and is survived by his wife and four adult children.

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