Officer Jesse Peter Madsen

Officer Jesse Peter Madsen

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Jesse Peter Madsen

Police Officer Jesse Madsen was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on I-275, near Hillsborough Avenue, just before 1:00 am.

He was responding to reports of a vehicle driving in the wrong direction when he was struck by the car. A witness driving behind Officer Madsen stated that he intentionally collided with the oncoming car to keep it from striking other vehicles.

Officer Madsen and the other driver were both killed in the impact.

Officer Madsen was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Tampa Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 507
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

wrong-way driver

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I couldn’t sleep the other night so restless, things have been so up and down for the whole world but I couldn’t stop waking up shaking... I didn’t realize the date, Now I know why I couldn’t sleep. Jesse may you be at peace in Heaven may the a lord watch over your family and brothers and sisters in uniform and may your story lead to a change in the choices Drunk Drivers make.... like praying for Sobriety, MADD, Police, wise choices, and people taking sober rides home. Miss you always praying for your family and Police everywhere, thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice..... always and forever Andi

Andi (friend and prayer warrior)

March 10, 2022

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