Patrolman Dalton Fleming

Patrolman Dalton Fleming

Winter Garden Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1959

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Dalton Fleming

Patrolman Fleming was shot and killed while chasing a suspect who had just murdered a citizen during a robbery shortly after 2300 hours. During the foot pursuit the suspect turned and shot Patrolman Fleming in the chest with a .25 caliber handgun. Patrolman Fleming was able to continue the pursuit and, with the help of a citizen, place the suspect in custody. Patrolman Fleming then collapsed and died at the scene. The suspect had just been released after serving one year of a fifteen year sentence for a previous strong arm robbery.
Patrolman Fleming had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Dear Grandpa Dalton, I never had the chance to meet you, as you died protecting the citizens of Winter Garden while Daddy was still in school. Daddy never forgot you and made sure that your sacrifice was remembered. I will never forget and will always honor your act of heroism that fateful night 60 years ago this December.

Kim Fleming Carter
Granddaughter

May 6, 2019

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