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Officer Samuel J. Callaway | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

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Samuel J. Callaway

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, January 10, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 1/7/1927

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Callaway was killed in an automobile accident after commandeering a vehicle in an attempt to stop a traffic violator. He was directing traffic at West Flagler Street and 12th Avenue when he observed a vehicle run a red light. He commandeered another passing vehicle and rode on its running board. Several blocks later that vehicle collided with another vehicle, throwing Officer Callaway to the ground. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Callaway had been with the agency for at least two years and had also served with the New Haven, Connecticut, Police Department previously.

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We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Callaway.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
January 10, 2013

 

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