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Hero Down: Miami-Dade Police Officer Adly Joseph Dies By Suicide

Tamarac, FL – Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Officer Adly Joseph died by suicide on Nov. 21.

The series of events leading to his death began at approximately 6:40 p.m., when the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) received a report about a person who was making suicidal threats, Tamarac Talk reported.

The caller said the off-duty officer was located in the 6800-block of Commercial Boulevard.

BSO deputies responded to the scene and found Officer Joseph had attempted to take his own life, Tamarac Talk reported.

A crisis negotiator and the MDPD had been in contact with Officer Joseph, according to the BSO.

Officer Joseph was airlifted to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Tamarac Talk reported.

No additional details were released.

MDPD Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez confirmed the officer’s death the following day.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the untimely passing of Officer Adly Joseph of our Northside District,” Director Ramirez tweeted. “On behalf of the Miami-Dade Police Department, our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and our Northside District Community during this difficult time.”

Officer Joseph served the MDPD for four years, WPLG reported.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) issued a Facebook post Tuesday expressing its sorrow over the loss of Officer Joseph and urging people to watch out for one another and to reach out for help when they need it.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire LEO community,” the OCSO’s post read.

“Once again we tragically lose another law enforcement officer needlessly,” the OCSO said. “It’s ok to not be ok, but please, if you’re struggling get the help you need or if you see someone struggling, please get them the help they need.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Officer Adly Joseph, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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