Police Officer John Frederick Passer

Police Officer John Frederick Passer

Clearwater Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 1970

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John Frederick Passer

Police Officer John Passer was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a traffic violator he was attempting to stop at the intersection of South Greenwood Avenue and Lotus Path.

He had pulled alongside the violator's vehicle to signal the driver to pull over. The driver, apparently not seeing him, turned left and struck him. Officer Passer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Passer had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

traffic stop

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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

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