St. Petersburg Shooting: History of Department's Fallen Officers

6:46 AM, Jan 25, 2011   |    comments
A sympathy card and candle is placed at a memorial at St. Petersburg Police headquarters after two officers were gunned down.
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St. Petersburg, Florida - The city of St. Petersburg's Police Department has not experienced a tragedy like the events that unfolded January 24 in more than 30 years. 

Two St. Petersburg Police officers were shot and killed while working with the U.S. Marshal's office to serve a warrant on wanted felon. Monday's killings brought the department's total number of members killed to 14.

The last time the city lost any member of the police force was in 1980 when a detective Herbert Sullivan was shot and killed point blank by a suspected drug dealer.

The first person killed in the line of duty, Chief James Mitchell was also the department's first police chief in 1905. Chief Mitchell was stabbed to death by a man during the arrest of another man for disorderly conduct.

You can read each officer's story by clicking on their names below:

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