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photo of Trooper Black
End of Watch:   Friday, February 20, 1976

Trooper Black was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at a rest stop on I-95 near Pompano Beach.  Corporal Donald Irwin of the Ontario Provincial Police, Canada, vacationing in Florida, was riding along with Trooper Black.  He went to assist and was also shot and killed.  Trooper Black had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 9 years.

His career with FHP began April 1, 1967. He was in the 32nd recruit class in Tallahassee, from August 2 to October 25, 1967.  He was stationed in Key West and Fort Lauderdale.  At the time of his death, he was 39.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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