Police Officer Daniel Matthew Starks

Police Officer Daniel Matthew Starks

Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2003

Daniel Matthew Starks

Officer Daniel Starks was killed in automobile accident while responding to backup officers who were involved in a high speed pursuit.

Officer Starks' patrol car collided with another police vehicle at the intersection of Oleander and DeSoto Avenues. Officer Starks was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

One of the two suspects involved in the pursuit was apprehended after their vehicle rammed a patrol car. On September 20, 2006, the suspect was sentenced to 21 years and 6 months in prison in connection with Officer Starks' murder.

Officer Starks had served as a sworn officer with the Fort Myers Police Department for only 2 months, and had served as an Explorer and Community Service Aide for the previous 5 years.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 311

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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Hey Brother,

Your sacrifice and dedication to serving others will never be forgotten. I heard about this while serving in the Military across the world. This, hit me very hard.......I worked with him as an Explorer, and a Volunteer Firefighter. He was Definitely one of the best Friends, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, that I have ever known.....Still to this day I miss your LIGHT of LIFE! You always had a way of putting thing into perspective!

Love you brother!

SFC Underwood
US Army Friend of the Fallaen

November 13, 2017

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