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Police Officer Edward Emile Fritz, Jr. | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Edward Emile Fritz, Jr.

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 3, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1956

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Officer Fritz was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle on NW 119th Street, near 20th Avenue, that was fleeing a robbery. Officer Fritz was unaware that the suspects were wanted for a series of robberies in the area and was shot as he approached the vehicle. The three suspects were apprehended and two of them were convicted and executed for the murder in 1956.

Officer Fritz had been with the Dade County Road Patrol for two 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 27, 2016


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