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Police Officer Tanja Brigitte King | Orlando Police Department, Florida Orlando Police Department, Florida

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Tanja Brigitte King

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, May 18, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 544

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Tanja King was killed when her cruiser struck a light pole while she was responding to an emergency assistance call.

The collision caused the concrete light pole to fall on top of the cruiser, and trapped Officer King inside. Emergency crews were able to extricate her and she was flown to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Officer King was a member of the same unit as Officer George DeSalvia, murdered three months earlier while on duty.

Officer King had been in law enforcement for four years, and had been with the Orlando Police Department for two years. She is survived by her parents, sister, and three brothers.

Officer King has been memorialized in Orlando, Florida, with a park named Tanja King Memorial Park and also with a street named after her called Tanja King Boulevard.

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My condolences to Tanja's parents, family, friends, and fellow colleagues. Reading all of the heartfelt reflections from Tanja's parents and fellow colleagues shows not only was she an excellent daughter, officer, and friend, but she is still missed by many. God, thru his word the bible, has provided a wonderful outlook for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. John 5:28,29 reads "do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Soon, the affects of death will be reversed and we can be reunited with our loved ones again. I pray that God's promise brings comfort to all who knew and loved Officer Tanja King.

ECS II L Toatley
Orlando Police Department
December 26, 2015

 

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