Memorial for fallen deputies set for December 12th
A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Broward County Public Safety Building in honor of three Broward Sheriff's Office deputies killed in the line of duty.,Deputy Michael Doane died on Christmas Eve, 1999 as a result of massive injuries he suffered while responding to a nightclub shooting scene in Lauderdale Lakes on December 12 of that year. BSO Deputy Al Hibbert, working outside, confronted the gunman and was shot and wounded. Deputy Doane raced to the scene to help search for the fleeing gunman and was northbound on State Road 7 when he swerved to avoid a car, colliding head-on with two parked vehicles.,Deputy Michael Metroka died December 15, 1997 from injuries he sustained the previous month in an on-duty hit-and-run car crash. Deputy Metroka was a member of the BSO K-9 unit, and his loyal partner, Woedon, was with him when the crash occurred. The dog, who survived the impact, remained with Deputy Metroka until he was extracted from the wreckage and transported to the hospital.,Deputy James Hillberry became the second Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy to be killed in the line of duty when he was fatally wounded on December 4, 1964. During a routine traffic stop, a scuffle ensued and Deputy Hillberry was shot once in the chest.,During the service, the honor guard will present the colors, a wreath will be hung on the memorial wall, a bugler will play taps, and Sheriff Ken Jenne and others will offer words of remembrance in honor of the fallen deputies.,Please visit the In Memoriam section of our web site for more information on the heroic BSO deputies who gave their lives in service to the citizens of Broward County.
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