Officer David Lamar Curtis

DavidCurtisTampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at a traffic stop.

Officer Curtis stopped a vehicle because it did not have a visible license plate. He called for an additional unit to assist him because a male passenger in the car was wanted on a misdemeanor charge for writing a worthless check. When Officer Curtis arrived, he and Officer Kocab attempted to arrest the suspect. The suspect drew a weapon and shot both officers at close range.


Captain Chad Allen Reed, Sr.

ChadReedDixie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Captain Chad Reed was shot and killed in a shootout with a man wanted for murdering two elderly women and shooting two other women in Hernando County.

Following the shootings and murders, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office put out an alert for the suspect and his vehicle. The vehicle was spotted in Dixie County and deputies began to follow it with the intention of stopping it in a rural area once it passed through town.

The driver of the vehicle suddenly pulled into a gas station and then opened fire on the deputies. Captain Reed and the suspect were both wounded during the shooting. Both men were transported to Shands Hospital, where Captain Reed succumbed to his wounds.


Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

JamesAndersonSt. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Deputy James Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Florida 9A, in Jacksonville. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was driving in the dass alle Spieler eine gleiche und faire wrong lane of traffic when the crash occurred.

He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect has been charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and DUI property damage.

Deputy Anderson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


Trooper Patrick Ambroise

PatrickAbroseFlorida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trooper Patrick Ambroise was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind while he was stopped on the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike, near Okeechobee Road.

A vehicle being driven on the turnpike suddenly veered onto the shoulder and struck Trooper Ambroise's 2006 Crown Victoria from behind, causing it to burst into flames, and trapping him inside.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was seriously injured.

Trooper Ambroise had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for four years. He is survived by his wife, two young daughters, mother, and five siblings.


Corporal Michael Joseph Roberts

Roberts-1Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Corporal Mike Roberts was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person in the Sulphur Springs area of the city.

He noticed the man pushing a shopping cart along the roadway and stopped to question him. During the questioning the man began to struggle with Corporal Roberts. The suspect produced a handgun and struck Corporal Roberts several times before shooting him once the chest. The round struck him in an area not protected by his vest.

Corporal Roberts' sergeant pulled up as the man began to flee. The man then pulled an AR-15 rifle from his shopping basket, pointed it at the sergeant, and then fled on foot. The sergeant then provided aid to Corporal Roberts, who was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.


Detention Sergeant Ronnie O'Neal Brown

Det-Sgt-Ronnie-O.-BrownPolk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sergeant Ronnie Brown passed away as a result of complications from injuries inflicted by an inmate one week earlier.

The inmate, who was in custody on a murder charge, had refused to leave his cell in the South County Jail and broke the head off of a sprinkler. As Sergeant Brown and another deputy attempted to extract him from the cell, the inmate shoved him against a wall and then onto the floor. Other deputies pulled Sergeant Brown from the cell and then closed the door.

The next morning Sergeant Brown was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for a back injury. The following afternoon he was taken to a second hospital where it was discovered that his back had been fractured. He underwent surgery the following day.

On September 8th Sergeant Brown's wife discovered him deceased in his hospital room when she arrived for a visit.

Sergeant Brown had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter. His wife also serves as a detention deputy with the agency.