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Officer David C. Bearden | Miami Beach Police Department, Florida Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

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David C. Bearden

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 20, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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Officer Bearden was shot and killed in a shootout with two auto theft suspects. Before succumbing to his injuries Officer Bearden was able to return fire and strike both suspects, fatally wounding one of them. The other suspect was convicted and released from jail in 1960.

Officer Bearden had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his parents, two brothers, and five sisters.

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Continue to rest in peace Officer Bearden, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
March 20, 2012

 

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