Sergeant E. Ernest Hartmann

Sergeant E. Ernest Hartmann

Satellite Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1992

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E. Ernest Hartmann

Sergeant Hartmann and Officer Philip Flagg were killed when they were both struck by a drunk driver while assisting another officer on the side of the road who had pulled over a car occupied by several teenagers.

Earlier the 32-year-old driver was leaving a local restaurant when an off-duty police officer stopped him and got a sober friend to take him home. An hour later he was back behind the wheel when the accident happened. He was convicted of two counts of manslaughter by driving under the influence and sentenced to 30 years. He was released on August 2, 2011.

The Satellite Beach Police Department building was named in honor of Sergeant Hartmann and Officer Flagg on the tenth anniversary of their passing.

Sergeant Hartmann had served in law enforcement for fourteen years, twelve of which he spent employed with the Satellite Beach Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 470

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released in 2011

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Thank you for your service and please know that your memory and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 31, 2021

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