Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry

Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry

Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Cesar "Echy" Echaverry

Police Officer Echy Echaverry succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two nights earlier near the intersection of NW 62nd Street and NW 7th Avenue while chasing a robbery suspect at 8:50 pm.

A vehicle that had been involved in an armed robbery in Dania Beach earlier in the evening was observed driving in Miami-Dade and fled when officers attempted to stop it. Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed into a light pole. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot as Officer Echaverry and other officers pursued him on foot. The man opened fire, striking Officer Echaverry before he was killed by return fire.

Officer Echaverry was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following evening.

A second suspect in the initial robbery was shot and killed the following day as a SWAT team attempted to take him into custody at a local hotel.

Officer Echaverry had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Robbery Intervention Detail.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 6779

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

foot pursuit, robbery, vehicle pursuit

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I am a student at the Grundy Area Vocational Center. I am currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice I class. Every year, my instructor gives out an assignment in which we are to write and present about a fallen hero, using details on this page. After researching, I chose Officer Echy. I was extremely inspired when I read his story because Officer Echy had impressive amounts of courage and bravery to chase down the subject, and put his life in danger for civilians and his fellow officers. To Officer Echy's family, you are all in my prayers and I offer my condolences. Thank you for your service Officer Echy, and all other heroes who have passed away while holding the blue line. Rest in peace.

Zakary Brown

January 18, 2023

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