FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Fla. Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop

February 28, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of St. Lucie County SO.
Photo courtesy of St. Lucie County SO.

A St. Lucie (Fla.) County Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot by a suspect, who exited his vehicle during a traffic stop, the agency has announced.

Sgt. Gary Morales, 35, was shot Thursday morning shortly after making the stop at 9:28 a.m. Deputies had stopped a vehicle just south of Fort Pierce in an unincorporated area. At some point during the traffic stop, the suspect got out of his vehicle and shot Sgt. Morales in his patrol car.

Sgt. Morales was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute where he was pronounced dead.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," said Sheriff Ken Mascara in a statement. A suspect is in custody and is being questioned.


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Richard @ 2/28/2013 2:36 PM

I am heartfelt sorry about the useless death of this police officer that was out there doing his job trying to make this country a safe place to live and was gunned down by a coward criminal. My deepest respect and sorrow to his family. Police Officer, Suffolk County NY

Lt. @ 2/28/2013 4:23 PM

Mr. Obama...where is your heart felt sympathy for these fallen men and women? All we, (the American people) hear is your so called heart felt sympathy for those who were shot with semi-auto rifles. More police officers die each year with a hand gun than any other type of weapon. What are you doing to combat this issue Mr. Obama? Who is protecting the one's that protect American citizens? Where is the media when one of us goes down for the End Of Watch? Mr. Obama, please step away from the semi-auto rifle issue and start focusing on what really matters to the American people. Help us protect you and we will be able to protect you better. BTW, 84, 999,989 firearm owners didn't kill anyone today. It's the one's that possess guns illegally that kill people! Why punish the entire country for others wrong doings? Rest In Peace my brother and may the Lord comfort your family.

Trigger @ 3/1/2013 5:23 AM

Sgt. Gary Morales may you rest in peace with the Good Lord. Brother thank you for your service.

Juan 10-13 @ 3/1/2013 8:15 AM

May God Bless you my brother.......and may he welcome you with open arms to his Command in the heavens! Dios te bendiga hermano!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Officers Request Dismissal of Freddie Gray Charges After Goodson Acquittal
Three of the four Baltimore Police officers still awaiting trial in the arrest and death...
Streamlight Renews C.O.P.S. Support for 17th Year in a Row
Streamlight Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)....
Houston PD Helicopter Crew Member Takes Down Burglary Suspect During Chase
A chase ended with a Houston police helicopter crew member taking down a burglary suspect...
Boy, 8, on Life Support After Crash, Police Chase in Georgia
An 8-year-old boy was on life support Tuesday after a crash that involved a stolen car and...
Long Beach, CA, K-9 Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting
A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach, CA, Tuesday morning,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine