Deputy Jonathan "Scott" Pine, Orange County Sheriff (FL)
On the evening of February 11, 2014, Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine was working patrol on the midnight shift protecting Orange County's southwestern side as a dedicated community servant; when a radio call of a vehicle burglary was broadcast in the Courtleigh Park subdivision. Jonathan was aware that a string of similar burglaries had been occurring in the area and responded to assist in any search or apprehension.
A little past midnight, Jonathan radioed in to the agency's communications center that he was making a stop on a suspicious subject. Minutes later the agency received a follow-up radio transmission from Jonathan advising that he was in a foot pursuit of the fleeing suspect when the chase took a tragic turn. As he gave chase, the suspect was able to shoot at and strike Jonathan.
As deputies arrived, they found Jonathan seriously wounded and rendered aid; as they did so additional gunfire was heard in the vicinity. The suspect was located a few homes away from the murder scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A second suspect was located, detained and arrested on felony charges. Jonathan was rushed to the trauma center, but sadly succumbed to his injuries.
The man's girlfriend, also at the scene, was arrested and held in connection with the incident.
Deputy Pine had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife and three young children.
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