Lieutenant James Roger Haddock

Lieutenant James Roger Haddock

Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 2000

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James Roger Haddock

Lieutenant James Haddock died a day after his horse fell on him during a trail ride.

Lieutenant Haddock was escorting a trail ride when his horse became nervous, reared up, and fell backwards on top of him. He was flown to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

He was responsible for creating the department's Mounted Patrol Unit, and was considered an expert horseman.

Lieutenant Haddock had been employed with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office for 20 years, and is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 11, 2000

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Roger and his sister were good friends of ours. Roger had been riding that same horse for years and yes he was an excellent rider. He worked with my husband for a number of years. It was a shock to hear of the accident and my husband was able to visit him before he died. He is very fondly remembered.

Debra Taylor

December 27, 2018

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