Police Officer Cheryl W. Seiden

Police Officer Cheryl W. Seiden

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 1982

Cheryl W. Seiden

Police Officer Cheryl Seiden was shot and killed during an armed robbery while off duty in a condo parking lot at 8002 Southwest 149th Avenue.

She and two friends were returning home when two men, who had been following them, approached them and attempted to rob them. Officer Seiden produced her service weapon and attempted to stop the robbery but was shot in the neck. The wound caused her to be paralyzed from the neck down for two weeks before succumbing to the wound.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Seiden had served with the Metro-Dade Police Department for eight years. She was survived by her husband and parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3111

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 14, 1982
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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Continue to rest easy my sister. Thank you for your service to your department, and a heroic act. May you continue to watch over your family and friends who will remember you always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 28, 2017

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