The Florida Police Chiefs Association salutes the numerous acts of service, sacrifice, heroism and valor that are performed each and every day by dedicated police officers across our state.

Through their vigilance and dedication, and at great risk to their personal safety, law enforcement personnel preserve our peace and freedom. We would like to commemorate and acknowledge the dedication and the ultimate sacrifice made by the following men and women who lost their lives last year while serving their country and the State of Florida, as law enforcement officers:

Lieutenant Debra Clayton, Orlando Police Department
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017

Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, Orange County Sheriff’s Office
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017

K9 Forest, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
EOW: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Deputy Sheriff James Oliver, Nassau County Sheriff’s OFfice
EOW: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Officer Jorge Sanchez, Miami Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Deputy Sheriff Scott Williams, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department
EOW: Monday, October 31, 2016

Deputy John Robert Kotfila, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department
EOW: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Deputy Bill Myers, Okaloosa Sheriff’s Department
EOW: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Officer Charles “Charlie K” Kondek, Tarpon Springs Police Department
EOW:  Sunday, December 21, 2014

Deputy Christopher Smith, Leon County Sheriff’s Office
EOW:  Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trooper Chelsea Renee Richard, Florida Highway Patrol
EOW:  Saturday, May 3, 2014

Officer Robert German, Windermere Police Department
EOW:  Saturday, March 22, 2014

Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, Orange County Sheriffs Office
EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Deputy Daniel Rivera, Broward County Sheriff’s Office
EOW: Saturday, September 21, 2013

K9 Max, Miami Gardens Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 13, 2013

Sergeant Mike Wilson, Charlotte County Sheriffs Office
EOW: Monday, August 5, 2013 

K9 Gus, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
EOW: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Master Deputy Joseph “Shane” Robbins, Polk County Sheriff’s Office
EOW: Friday, April 26, 2013

Sergeant Gary Morales, St. Lucie County Sherif’s Office
EOW: Thursday, February 28, 2013

K9 Koda, Leon County Sheriff’s Office
EOW: Thursday, January 31, 2013

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13