Probation Supervisor Bjorn Thomas Svenson

Probation Supervisor Bjorn Thomas Svenson

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 1982

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Bjorn Thomas Svenson

Probation Supervisor Bjorn Svenson was shot and killed after being ambushed by a parolee. The parolee had served six years of a life sentence and had already been sent back to prison once by Supervisor Svenson.

Supervisor Svenson was leaving work late one night, unarmed, when the parolee ambushed him in the parking lot of his office at 1850 NW 183rd Street in Dade CountyAfter emptying his weapon, he reloaded it and shot Supervisor Svenson twice more.

Supervisor Svenson had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

ambush, parolee

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Rest in peace, my great uncle. Your life was taken far too soon. I never had the honor of meeting you, as I was born many years after your death. Your memory still lives on through your family, and will continue to live on forever.

Caroline Gramer
Grand Niece of Bjorn Thomas Svenson

February 10, 2016

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