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Sergeant Daniel Dale Green | Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

Sergeant

Daniel Dale Green

Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 255

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Daniel Green was shot and killed when he was ambushed while responding to a home-invasion robbery.

As he approached the scene, he observed a suspicious car and called in a description of it before being shot four times, once in the back of head.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested after a long chase and shootout.

On September 8, 2004, the suspect was convicted of Sergeant Green's murder. He was sentenced to life inprison on October 21, 2004.

Sergeant Green had served with the Tallahassee Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Dale,

As I sit here at my desk, my thoughts drifted back to my high school days. Drifted to the people that were most influential and who have guided me to where I am today.
I never did get to tell you, Thanks! But as I was an explorer with TPD, you were by far one of the most influential. I strived to become the best person, Officer I can be, all because you led by example and you left an impact on me. You were the example of Community Policing. We would walk the Texas St. Projects, talking with the residents. Seeing their smiles and their laughter as you greeted them with a smile and a wave. They knew they were safe.

I have visited Tallahassee several times since your passing. I have walked Lake Ella and have seen your name on the road. Every time I see it, I hear music playing. Thanks, Dale! Thanks for the memories!!

Mark A. Melvin, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons, Friend
March 10, 2016

 

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