Police Officer Victor Estefan

Police Officer Victor Estefan

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1988

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Victor Estefan

Officer Victor Estefan was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. As he approached the vehicle to get the driver's information he was shot and killed.

The suspects, who were brothers, were arrested in California after a shootout with the California Highway Patrol during a nationwide manhunt.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1997 the Florida Supreme Court overturned their convictions stating they had not received a fair trial. In March 2013, a jury declared a mistrial for the alleged gunman, and the suspect is still being held awaiting another trial. The brothers are serving life sentences for attempted murder of the CHP officers in southern California.

Officer Estefan was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandson.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Officer Estefan. I believe you were promoted to the rank of Colonel after your death.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

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