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Trooper Phillip A. Black | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida


Phillip A. Black

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, February 20, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1990

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Trooper Phillip Black was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a rest stop on I-95 near Pompano Beach, Florida.

During the stop one of the male subjects in the car opened fire, killing Trooper Black. Corporal Donald Irwin, of the Ontario Provincial Police, Canada, was riding along with Trooper Black while on vacation. When Corporal Irwin went to assist Trooper Black he was also shot and killed.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and executed on May 4th, 1990.

Trooper Black had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for nine years.

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Phil was my first cousin. His father, Paul, was my mother's brother. Even though he has been gone a long time I think of him often. I wish I knew
What happened to his wife and son. I remember he always called him Scooter. My husband and I live in Delray Beach, FL now. From Illinois. If anybody has any information please let me know. I have MANY MANY FUNNY stories. His name puts a smile on my face

Jackie Lewis Wohlwend
April 1, 2017


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