As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Master Deputy Sheriff
Joseph "Shane" RobbinsPolk County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 2013
Master Deputy Sheriff Shane Robbins was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Bomber Road, near Spruce Road, at approximately 9:15 am.
He was traveling westbound when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. A nearby resident who heard the crash called 911 to report the crash and responding rescue workers extricated him from his patrol car. He was transported to Winter Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Master Deputy Robbins had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and was assigned to the Northeast District. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Gary MoralesSt. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sergeant Gary Morales was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Naylor Terrace, near Edwards Road, at approximately 9:30 am.
During the stop a subject exited the stopped vehicle and opened fire, striking Sergeant Morales as he sat his in his patrol car. He was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute where he was pronounced dead.
The subject was taken into custody.
Sergeant Morales was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and twin children.
K9 KodaLeon County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, January 31, 2013
K9 Koda was shot and killed as he attempted to take down a subject following a vehicle pursuit.
Deputies had pursued a vehicle several blocks until the vehicle crashed into a ditch near the intersection of Seminole Drive and South Magnolia Drive. The subject continued to flee on foot and then opened fire on K9 Koda and deputies. Two deputies returned fire and wounded the subject before taking him into custody.
It was later determined that the subject was wanted on warrants for attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
Christopher SchaubBroward County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of West McNab Road and North Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach.
Deputy Schaub's motorcycle collided with a car in the intersection. He was flown to Broward Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries approximately four hours later.
Deputy Schaub had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 22 years.
Police OfficerJupiter Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Bruce St. Laurent
Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck on the I-95 on-ramp, at 45th Street, at about 4:40 pm.
Officer St. Laurent was assigned to the motorcade escorting President Barack Obama from a campaign event in Palm Beach County. He was struck as he was preparing to close access to the highway from the on-ramp as the presidential motorcade neared. The impact pushed him and the motorcycle into a guardrail.
He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer St. Laurent had served with the Jupiter Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.