Officer Wesley L. Silas

Officer Wesley L. Silas

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 1, 1994

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Wesley L. Silas

Officer Wesley Silas was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer at the Agricultural Inspection Station on I-10 near Live Oak, Florida.

He had stopped the truck for inspection and had just completed his paperwork, noting several suspicious items on the truck's registration. After returning the registration to the driver he walked in front of the truck to return to the inspection station when the driver began to drive forward, striking Officer Silas.

The driver claimed he did not see Officer Silas walk in front of the truck. Due to a lack of evidence, no charges were ever filed against the trucker, and Officer Silas' death was ruled accidental.

Officer Silas had served with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement for 12 years. He was survived by his mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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Officer Silas,
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 the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 1, 2024

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