Sergeant Howard Daniel Starling

Sergeant Howard Daniel Starling

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1964

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Howard Daniel Starling

Sergeant Howard Starling suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing an escapee through a swamp.

Sergeant Starling was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for six years. He was assigned to the Florida State Prison.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt, escapee

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Sgt. Starling,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 4, 2024

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