Correctional Officer Tawanna V. Marin

Correctional Officer Tawanna V. Marin

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 2018

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Tawanna V. Marin

Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin was struck and killed by a vehicle while supervising an inmate work crew near the intersection of Sample Road and Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.

She was standing behind a Florida DOT dump truck when another vehicle entered the area and struck her, causing her to become pinned between the car and dump truck. She was extricated from the wreckage and transported to Broward Health North where she succumbed to her injuries.

Officer Marin had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for nine years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

prisoner custody

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The Florida Department of Corrections and its members will always have a special place in my heart. This agency made me who I am today. Officer's put their life on the line to protect and serve their community every day. Being a member of law enforcement requires a strong and self motivated person. I would like to thank her family for giving us that person.

This is the ultimate sacrifice officers face every day. God bless this family. Rest in peace to Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin. Thank you for your service. We will take it from here.

Deputy R. Damis
Broward County Sheriff's Office, FL

August 15, 2020

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