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Deputy Sheriff Amedicus Q. Howell, III | Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Amedicus Q. Howell, III

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 29, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 0141

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Howell was shot and killed following a high speed pursuit of five suspects wanted for robbing a convenience store. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked bus. As Deputy Howell exited his patrol car he was shot by a round one time above his vest. Other officers arriving on the scene arrested all five suspects.

In exchange for their testimony, the two youngest suspects, both 17, pleaded no contest to second degree murder and were sentenced to 12 years in prison. Two others were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. One was denied parole in 2008 but has another parole hearing in June of 2013. The fifth suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Howell had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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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 20, 2016

 

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