Detective Roger Castillo

Detective Roger Castillo

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roger Castillo

Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder.

The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth. Another detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where she passed away during surgery.

Detective Castillo had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and parents. His wife also served as an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 1725

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On Saturday 1-20-2018, I lit two candles, one for officer Castillo, and his partner officer Haworth, I said a prayer for both and cried a few tears for both. I remember during their wake on that chilly Sunday night, that I kneeled in front of his Mom and said to her (Lo siento muchisimo, no todos somos malo, being black and Hispanic, I felt a need to apologized for the actions of an evil one, she smiled, held my hand and said to me Gracias.. I walked away in tears, but with the assurance that she held no hate in her heart, and as the consoling words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still resound, judge me by the content of my character and not the color of my skin. Thank You..

Fed. Sec. Ofcr. (ret) Rodolfo Paula

January 22, 2018

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