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photo of Sergeant Nicholas Sottile
End of Watch:   Friday, January 12, 2007

Sergeant Sottile was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Highlands County. During the stop one of the two occupants of the vehicle produced a handgun and shot Sergeant Sottile in the chest. He had served the citizens of Florida for 24 years.

His career with the FHP began March 21, 1983. He was a member of the 68th Recruit Class in Tallahassee, from March 21, 1983 to June 10, 1983. He was stationed in Desoto County. At the time of his death, he was 48. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Nicholas and Heather. Sergeant Sottile’s son, Nicholas, is also a member of the Patrol and is assigned to Troop C – Tampa.

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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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