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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It was an honor to work on the same squad with you. You are missed.

MPO Mike Gtiffin
Tampa Police Department

July 9, 2021

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