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Deputy Joseph Conte | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy

Joseph Conte

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 75 years

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Deputy Joseph Conte was shot and killed during an escape attempting while transporting prisoners to the district office. One suspect arranged an escape attempt with his girlfriend, and when the prisoners were being transported they carried out that plan. The suspect ambushed Deputy Conte and shot him to death. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and aiding an escape. He was sentenced to 75 years in prison, but released January 30, 2011.

Deputy Conte was survived by his brother.

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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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