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Police Officer David Young | Florence Police Department, Alabama Florence Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

David Young

Florence Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Police Officer David Young was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol at approximately 11:50 am.

Another vehicle pulled out in front of him, forcing him to lay his motorcycle down. The motorcycle slid into the vehicle and both vehicles burst into flames.

Officer Young was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to an area hospital. Her injuries are not life threatening

Officer Young was U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Florence Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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It is coming up on eight years since that tragic day. I was one of the first on the scene. I remember and will always the shock I was in when I found out you were gone. I had just seen you a few hours earlier and as usual you were laughing and smiling. I will cherish that last memory of you. Brother, you were an inspiration. A man who no matter the situation kept his head and his professionalism intact. On that day, I came closer to God. Thank you David. I miss you and think about you regularly. You are truly missed.

Sgt. Hal Howard
Florence Police Dept.
March 26, 2015


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