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Sergeant Richard Samuel Howard | Kissimmee Police Department, Florida Kissimmee Police Department, Florida


Richard Samuel Howard

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/18/2017

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Sergeant Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm.

They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center where Officer Baxter was pronounced dead. Sergeant Howard passed away the following afternoon.

The subject who shot him was arrested approximately two hours after the shooting by members of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Two handguns were found in his possession when he was arrested.

Sergeant Howardwas a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Kissimmee Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

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