Fla. trooper fatally shot during traffic stop

Officer Down: Nicholas Sottile - [Lake Placid, Florida]


Biographical Info

Age: 48

Additional Info: Sergeant Nicholas Sottile had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Incident Details

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. ...

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