Police Officer Jesse F. Beerbower

Police Officer Jesse F. Beerbower

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 1944

Add to My Heroes

Jesse F. Beerbower

Police Officer Jesse Beerbower was shot six times and killed while attempting to arrest a parolee for disorderly conduct near Venetian Gardens in Leesburg.

He located the man on the shore of the canal next to the park's baseball stadium. A struggle ensued in which the man fatally shot Officer Beerbower.

Officer Beerbower was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

disorderly, parolee

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Officer Beerbower,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 13, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.