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Police Officer Stephen Franklin House | Titusville Police Department, Florida Titusville Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Stephen Franklin House

Titusville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 15, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 726

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/15/1989

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Acquitted

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Officer Stephen House was shot and killed while on duty while serving a narcotics search warrant in the residence of a suspected dealer. The homeowner had barricaded himself in his bedroom and when Officer House began to lead the entry into the bedroom by using a noise/flash diversion device, the occupant began firing through the doorway. Officer House was struck in the left shoulder, which was not protected by his protective vest, and the bullet entered his chest cavity.

The suspect was tried and found not guilty.

Officer House was a member of the Emergency Response (SWAT)Team and was survived by his wife and four children.

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As the twenty fifth year anniversary has just passed, know that your sacrifice was not in vain and that you memory will long endure in the hearts of your loved ones and co-workers.

Thank you for you service and may you continue to watch over us.

Deputy Commander Roger Gross
FLEO
April 2, 2014

 

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