Lieutenant Corey Dahlem
Gainesville, Florida Police
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: 039
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Lieutenant Corey Dahlem was struck and killed by a drunk driver while on foot patrol during celebration ceremonies, following a college basketball game at the University of Florida at approximately 0230 hours.
Lieutenant Dahlem was walking across West University Avenue, which had been closed to vehicular traffic, when a pickup truck turned onto the roadway and struck him from behind. The driver of the truck immediately fled in the vehicle but was boxed in a short distance away by two officers.
The driver was taken into custody and charged in connection with the incident.
Lieutenant Dahlem was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. He died from his injuries 19 hours later, after being taken off of life support.
Lieutenant Dahlem had served with the Gainesville Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his Parents, Wife, Son, and Daughter.
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