Deputy Joseph Conte

Deputy Joseph Conte

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Joseph Conte

Deputy Joseph Conte was shot and killed during an escape attempting while transporting prisoners to the district office. One suspect arranged an escape attempt with his girlfriend, and when the prisoners were being transported they carried out that plan. The suspect ambushed Deputy Conte and shot him to death. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and aiding an escape. He was sentenced to 75 years in prison, but released January 30, 2011.

Deputy Conte was survived by his brother.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 75 years

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Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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