Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Officer Down News

-11

Deputy killed in crash catching up to speeder

Article Submitted by :
20140808_191221_max50

Gunns

over 2 years ago

431 articles submitted

Source: Central Florida 13 News


December 26, 2011


Read Article


-11
  • Flags_and_stars_max50

    djs2v

    over 2 years ago

    5628 Comments

    RIP

  • Dolphins_fantasy_max50

    dolphinblue

    over 2 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Rest in peace.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    Rest in Peace Brother. our prayers to the family, friends and co-workers.

  • John_groh_max50

    wiseass0282

    over 2 years ago

    10982 Comments

    RIP Deputy. This is so sad and happens way to often. We lost an Officer in the same type of accident seveal years ago and I lost a family member in the same way as well. If the other driver lives, I hope they charge him with everything that they can.

  • Att00049_max50

    CID163

    over 2 years ago

    5180 Comments

    a heavy heart

  • Eagle_and_flag_max50

    36TR

    over 2 years ago

    7642 Comments

    RIP, Deputy!!!

  • 229488_410812625640253_368858510_n_max50

    X01

    over 2 years ago

    246 Comments

    Very tragic story. Rest in Peace Brother...

  • Gods_team_max50

    IowaNinersFan

    over 2 years ago

    22966 Comments

    RIP Deputy Miller.

  • 1979_max50

    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Sorry for the rambling. This one is just very personal to me.

  • 1979_max50

    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14642 Comments

    tremor2, understand that the crash I had ended my career and left me totally disabled. Still I was very lucky to have survived and believe that God did save my life so that I could raise my two small boys as I had just, or was actually going through a divorce at the time of the accident. There were two other crashes that week with civilian motorcycle riders with one going less than 25MPH and one doing almost 45MPH, they were both killed. I was doing 80MPH when I looked at the speedometer just as the other motorist pulled out in front of me.
    I looked at the photo of this Deputy and he looks familiar as I have met some of those guys down there. I am really heart-broken over this and as I said, shaken to the core and it has brought back some terrible and painful memories. It just isn't worth it. What makes it so bad is that when we are a motor there simply isn't anything there to hide behind to take the impact and it happens so suddenly there is nothing you can do about it. I do remember that I was thinking about so many different things and options I could try, I thought about how and what would happen to my boys, and so many other things that I cannot possible think about in the time it took for the crash to happen. Time really does slow down. What breasks my heart is all the good that this Deputy has done in his 28 yrs as a LEO and all that he could do in the future and how much his family and friends will mourn his death. It just is not worth getting killed over or even taking that chance over. Now an Officer down or shots fired situation or Officer needs help, yeah, okay, push it a little but still make sure that you get there to help and not divert any of the troops to your accident or possible death. Imagine how the Officer who called for help would feel if you were killed responding to his call for help? He would forever blame himself with the 'if only I hadn't called for help" churning in his mind. Be brave, determined, and do your job but by God, do it as safely as possible.
    God rest the soul of our Brother Matt.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    tremor2

    over 2 years ago

    430 Comments

    I'm glad you posted your comment here, 'Robocop33.' Crashes kill more officers year after year. We've got to do a better job out there regarding safe squad car operation. There is nothing more important than returning home to your family after your shift is over. If you can't get to that call safely, then you're no help to whoever
    needs it at the other end of your radio. Be safe, and God bless all of you for the coming new year.

  • 1979_max50

    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14642 Comments

    I just deleted my original comments on this as I just read the article. This has shaken me to the core as this is exactly what happened to me except I survived the crash.
    Please, take it from someone who is very lucky to be alive and was given a second chance by my God to raise my two boys. It is not worth the risk to issue a ticket.
    My sincere prayers go out to the family of this Officer, may he rest in peace. Right now I need to sign off for awhile until I stop shaking.

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Giu-turkey-distribution-004-801_max30
snhadley commented on: "David Hamson", 5 minutes ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
sfdgfc submitted the article: "Watch Wisconsin vs LSU Live Stream NCAA College Online", 15 minutes ago.
Gods_team_max30
IowaNinersFan gave a thumbs down to The Article "Corrections officer shot in southwest Miami-Dade County", 17 minutes ago.