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Corporal Mark C. Caperton | Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Corporal

Mark C. Caperton

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, September 23, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 224

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Corporal Mark Caperton was struck and killed by a drunk driver on US-41 at 0225 hours while en route to assist a cab driver who had been assaulted. The drunk driver crossed the center lane, striking his patrol car head on.
Corporal Caperton had been with the agency for almost four years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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