Miami Police Detective James Walker
Jan. 8, 2008
Walker, who was off-duty, was gunned down by someone with a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities say he may have unwittingly drove into a crime in progress in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence in recent years. Police found Walker's body slumped over the steering wheel of his unmarked patrol car in a North Miami Beach alley near Northeast 164th Street and 18th Avenue, his Glock service revolver still in his hand.

Broward Sheriff's Detective Maury Hernandez
Aug. 6, 2007
Authorities have charged David Maldonado, 24, with shooting Hernandez, who was released from the hospital on Oct. 26 with .45-caliber bullet fragments still lodged in his head. The detective had pulled Maldonado over for a routine traffic stop in Pembroke Park when Maldonado shot at the deputy, officials said. Maldonado told authorities he fled from Hernandez because he did not want to miss the birth of his child. Investigators discovered practice targets from a gun range hung on the walls of Maldonado's home in Miramar.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies Donta J. Manuel and Jonathan D. Wallace
Nov. 28, 2007
The deputies were killed when they were struck by another deputy's car during a pursuit near Pahokee.

Broward Sheriff's Deputy Paul Rein
Nov. 7, 2007
Rein was killed with his own handgun while escorting a prisoner, authorities said. Convicted felon Michael Mazza is charged with first-degree murder.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Michelle Lawless
Oct. 27, 2007
Lawless was killed when the ATV she was driving on patrol in the Everglades overturned, trapping her underneath.

Miami-Dade Police Officer Jose Somohano
Sept. 13, 2007
Somohano was killed and three other officers were wounded when suspect Shawn LaBeet opens fire during an anti-burglary operation in south Miami-Dade County. LaBeet is later killed by police in a shootout in Pembroke Pines.

Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Reyka