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photo of Trooper Kohler
End of Watch:   Tuesday, September 19, 1978

Trooper Kohler was shot by a runaway teenager while he was assisting a disabled motorist. A tow truck driver at the scene was also shot and killed.  Trooper Kohler had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 1 year.

His career with FHP began October 17, 1977. He was in the 54th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 8 to April 7, 1978.  He was stationed in Miami.  At the time of his death, he was 23.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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