Detective Evelyn Gort

Detective Evelyn Gort

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1993

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Evelyn Gort

Detective Evelyn Gort was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with a person who had just robbed her of three dollars and a set of keys.

The suspect who committed this murder, had spent almost his entire life in jail and had just been released for good behavior.

He was convicted of manslaughter in connection with Detective Gort's murder.

Detective Gort is survived by her two children, mother, brother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2383

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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With all going on now I thought of Evelyn. A beautiful funny popular cheerleader who always had a smile on her face. I remember her mainly with Julie Cooper and Lauren Matthews. Full of enthusiasm. I also knew Mike Brownstein. We were all just high school kids having fun back then. I knew Evelyn was going to have an amazing life. We all grew up and moved on and away. I remember the news coming on and seeing Evelyns picture. Right away I thought in my head that police officer looks just like Evelyn Gonzalez, but no it can’t be her, she’s not a police woman. She has a different last name. But I knew her face. I knew it was her. I got chills and cried. It was a shock. Everyone from Southwest who knew her knew she was a ray of sunshine. Hilarious. Happy. She lit up the hallways. She spread spirit throughout our school. I think of her now. And smile. Because she always brought a smile to all our faces. And I feel pride that Evelyn chose a career in law enforcement and her life had so much meaning. All police should be respected and appreciated for putting their lives on the line. Evelyn paid the ultimate price. I hope her daughters know their mom was a blast in high school. She was the friendliest prettiest happiest girl all the time. And she lives on through them. I will never forget her.

Dianne
Southwest HS Friend

June 5, 2020

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