In Memoriam: Fallen Officer
Officer Charles B. Stafford was the first and only Miami Springs Police Officer killed in the line of duty. On June 11, 1991, Officer Stafford stopped the driver of a stolen car and was shot to death by him. Officer Stafford’s widow and their two daughters are residents of Miami Springs. Stafford Park, located at 501 East Drive, was renamed in his memory. A plaque honoring Officer Stafford is located at the police department’s main entrance. It reads: “In memory of Officer Charles B. Stafford who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his community in the line of duty".
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