As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Nicholas Sottile - [Lake Placid, Florida]
Additional Info: Sergeant Nicholas Sottile had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
Cause of Death: Sottile was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Date of Incident: January 12, 2007
Fla. trooper shot, killed in traffic stop
LAKE PLACID- A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was fatally shot Friday while attempting to make a traffic stop in Central Florida, authorities said.
Sgt. Nicholas G. Sottile II, 48, was shot in Highlands County just north of the city of Lake Placid at 3:22 p.m. Authorities were searching for two occupants of a light-colored "Toyota Camry type vehicle" who were last seen leaving the area, one on foot and the other in the vehicle, the FHP said in a statement.
One of the occupants shot Sottile once, the FHP said. ...