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Florida Wildlife Officer Murdered

Hendry County, FL – A Florida Wildlife Conservation officer was murdered while off-duty Sunday morning as he was trying to stop a hit-and-run driver.

The shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the area of Apache Circle and Nobles Road in Labelle, according to News-Press.

Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a shooting and found 30-year-old Officer Julian Keen Jr. fatally shot.

Officer Keen was trying to stop a hit-and-run driver at the time he was shot, according to WEAR.

Deputies were able to take three suspects into custody.

More details are expected to be released Sunday.

“He was a genuine officer who would literally give his shirt off his back to ANYONE who needed it. Please pray for his family and law enforcement everywhere as we face these troubling times,” Florida Highway Patrol Command Officers Association posted to Facebook.

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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