Hired: Feb. 09, 1973
Died: Mar. 29, 1983 at 33 years of age
Survivors/Wife: Victoria Howell; Children: one child
On Tuesday, March 29th, 1983, 9:10 PM, Cpl. Med Howell observed an Armed Robbery in progress at a convenience store on Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee. After calling for assistance, a high speed pursuit ensued. The five (5) subjects attempted to evade road blocks and fled through several residential areas. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked bus. As Cpl. Howell stopped his vehicle and exited, a volley of gunfire erupted. Med was struck by a single bullet above his protective vest and died.