Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan

Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1996

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John Joseph Creegan

Deputy John Creegan struck and killed by a vehicle being pursued by other officers. Deputy Creegan had just deployed stop sticks in order to stop a stolen truck, driven by an 18-year-old.

The driver of the vehicle drove off the road, around two patrol car, and then intentionally struck Deputy Creegan. As the driver continued to flee he was observed making obscene hand gestures at other deputies and laughing after he struck Deputy Creegan.

The driver was later shot by a pursuing deputy and ultimately crashed the truck. As a result of being shot, the suspect was paralyzed from the neck down, and died several years later.

Deputy Creegan was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Orange County Sheriff's for 1 year and had previously served with the Casselberry Police Department for 1 year. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Deceased

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Deputy Sheriff Creegan,
On today, the 25th 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 USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

May 29, 2021

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