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Reserve Deputy Sheriff David Jerome Cormier | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Reserve Deputy Sheriff

David Jerome Cormier

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, November 19, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Reserve Deputy David Cormier was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup other deputies at the scene of a bar fight at approximately 2255 hours.

During their response on the Overseas Highway a pickup truck failed to yield to their lights and siren and pulled out in front of them. The collision killed both Deputy Cormier and the driver of the pickup, and severely injured Deputy Cormier's partner.

Deputy Cormier had graduated from the Reserve Academy only six months before the incident. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office officer of the year award was renamed the David J. Cormier Officer of the Year award to honor Deputy Cormier. He was survived by his parents and sister.

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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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