Police Officer John David Patton

Police Officer John David Patton

Carrabelle Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 9, 1977

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John David Patton

Police Officer John Patton was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call on CR-67, near Avenue G. He was shot with a .308 caliber rifle as he stepped out of his patrol car when he arrived at the scene.

The suspect then exited his house and committed suicide.

Officer Patton had served with the Carrabelle Polie Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .308 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

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

July 9, 2020

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