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

Detective

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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Another year marking the date you left us, and We miss you like if it were yesterday. I still remember your jokes and your antics and sometimes i'll just laugh by myself remembering things you would do. I sometimes wish you would have stayed on our squad and maybe things would be different. Its amazing how we take our friends for granted. Because of you i learned to love life and live every moment to the fullest. and to tell your family and friends you love them while you still have them. I thank God for having you and Debbie as my partners and as my friends. I miss you buddy and will never forget you. Love you and Debbie always

Albert W. Fernandez
Retired MDPD
February 8, 2016

 

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