Captain Chad Reed
Dixie County Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tour of Duty: 13 years
Badge Number: 54-6
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded
Captain Chad Reed was shot and killed in a shout out with a man wanted
for murdering two elderly women and shooting two other women in
Following the shootings and murders, the Hernando County Sheriff's
Office put out an alert for the suspect and his vehicle. The vehicle
was spotted in Dixie County and deputies began to follow it with the
intention of stopping it in a rural area once it passed through town.
The driver of the vehicle suddenly pulled into a gas station and then
opened fire on the deputies. Captain Reed and the suspect were both
wounded during the shooting. Both men were transported to Shands
Hospital, where Captain Reed succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was charged with two counts of murder in Hernando County
with charges pending in connection to Captain Reed's murder.
Captain Reed had served with the Dixie County Sheriff's Office for 13
years and was a graduate of the 238th session of the FBI National
Academy. He is survived by his Parents, wife and two children.
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