Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Executed in 1990
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.