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Deputy Sheriff James Rondeau Dickinson | Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

James Rondeau Dickinson

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 22, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Released after 12 years

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Deputy Dickinson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a court order on a disturbed Vietnam War veteran. The suspect was barricaded in his home and opened fire on Deputy Dickinson with high-powered rifle.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody. He was convicted of second degree murder but released after only 12 years. The man died in 2003.

Deputy Dickinson had served with the agency for 9 years.

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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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