Deputy Sheriff James Rondeau Dickinson

Deputy Sheriff James Rondeau Dickinson

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 1989

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James Rondeau Dickinson

Deputy Sheriff James Dickinson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a commitment order on a disturbed Vietnam War veteran at the man's home at 4180 122nd Drive North in Royal Palm Beach.

The suspect was barricaded in his home and opened fire on Deputy Dickinson with a high-powered rifle.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody. He was convicted of second-degree murder but released after only 12 years. The man died in 2003.

Deputy Dickinson had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for nine years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Released after 12 years

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Deputy Sheriff Dickinson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Palm Beach County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 22, 2019

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