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Detective Roger Castillo | Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

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Roger Castillo

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 21 years

Badge # 1725

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder.

The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth. Another detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where she passed away during surgery.

Detective Castillo had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and parents. His wife also served as an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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Detective Amanda Lynn Haworth
Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Cause: Gunfire

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

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