Officer Gregory J. Sorenson

Officer Gregory J. Sorenson

Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, July 26, 1982

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Gregory J. Sorenson

Officer Gregory Sorenson succumbed to injuries sustained 18 months earlier when he was dragged by a car driven by a man he was attempting to arrest for drug dealing in Daytona Beach.

He was off duty at the time that he witnessed the drug deal at 2 a.m. and attempted to arrest the suspects. He suffered massive head and chest injuries and was in a coma until his death in July 1982. The suspects were charged with his murder but were acquitted at trial.

Officer Sorenson also served 12 years in the U.S. Army including two tours in Vietnam where he was shot in the face. He received two medals for his service.

Officer Sorenson is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, March 27, 1981
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Acquitted

narcotics, arrest attempt, off duty

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Officer Sorenson, may you continue to Rest in Peace with Our Lord & Savior. Your service and sacrifice is not forgotten, it is honored, remembered, and have paved the way for so many of us who have put on this uniform and badge and proudly served the citizen and visitors of our great city, the City of Daytona Beach, Florida. Rest well brother and continue to watch over us.

Lieutenant Kelsey Harris
Daytona Beach Police Department

October 14, 2022

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