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Trooper Leroy C. Bender | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper

Leroy C. Bender

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Turned self in

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Trooper Leroy Bender was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Sanford while assisting with removing a vehicle from a ditch on West 1st Street. The vehicle's mirror struck Trooper Bender in the head, causing a fatal injury. The driver later turned himself in and was charged with technical manslaughter.

Trooper Bender had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 2 years.

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We will never forget the heroes who gave their all and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Trooper Bender.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
October 25, 2012

 

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