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OFFICER DOWN–Federal Agent Pembroke Pines Fla http://www.privateofficer.com
Pembroke Pines Fla. Aug 7 2008
Federal Agent: Donald Pettit
Customs and Border Protection Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Biographical InfoAge: 52
Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type Suspect Info: At large
The federal agent was fatally shot outside a busy post office in Pembroke Pines after a fight, and dozens of police officers searched the area for the gunman, the police said. The Customs and Border Protection agent died at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, said Sgt. Brian Davis, a police spokesman.
The agent, Donald Pettit, 52, was with his young daughter when he was shot, said Carlos Baixauli, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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