Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 months
Badge # 311
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 10/25/2003
Suspect: Sentenced to 21 years
Officer Daniel Starks was killed in automobile accident while responding to backup officers who were involved in a high speed pursuit.
Officer Starks' patrol car collided with another police vehicle at the intersection of Oleander and DeSoto Avenues. Officer Starks was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
One of the two suspects involved in the pursuit was apprehended after their vehicle rammed a patrol car. On September 20, 2006, the suspect was sentenced to 21 years and 6 months in prison in connection with Officer Starks' murder.
Officer Starks had served as a sworn officer with the Fort Myers Police Department for only 2 months, and had served as an Explorer and Community Service Aide for the previous 5 years.