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Officer Frank Angelo Croff | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

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Frank Angelo Croff

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, May 22, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Frank Croff was struck and killed by a speeding driver at Biscayne Drive and 22nd Street.

Officer Croff's partner said they had pulled their motorcycles over on the side of the road when they heard a speeding automobile approaching. The driver hit Officer Croff dragging him and his motorcycle more than 500 feet before the driver struck another vehicle seriously injuring a man and his wife.

The 40-year-old driver was apprehended and charged with second degree murder. He claimed that someone was shooting at him when he increased his speed and lost controll of his cadillac. He said he did not realize he had hit Officer Croff. He was tried and acquitted.

Officer Croff was a member of the Florida National Guard and had served with the Miami Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife, three young children, and mother.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 22, 2015

 

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