Police Officer Jesse F. Beerbower

Police Officer Jesse F. Beerbower

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 1944

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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.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and executed in the electric chair on February 12, 1945.

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 Executed in 1945

parolee, disorderly

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Rest in peace Officer Beerbower.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 13, 2020

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