Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Animal related
Incident Date: 3/11/2000
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.