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April 20, 2009

Retired Fla. officer drowns trying to save boy

By Jeff Kunerth
Orlando Sentinel

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The way it ended -- on a fishing trip, trying to save a child -- says volumes about Ottie "Steve" Harrelson.

Harrelson, a 65-year-old retired police officer, died Saturday after jumping into the Indian River near Titusville to rescue a boy with disabilities who had fallen out of his john boat.

Full story: Retired Fla. officer drowns trying to save boy

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