Joseph N. Sawtell, Jr. (1942-1966)
End of Watch: Friday, August 5, 1966
Trooper Sawtell was on patrol in Melbourne when his cruiser was struck by a car that ran a stop sign.
Trooper Sawtell had served the residents of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 4 months. His career with FHP began May 2, 1966. He was in the 29th recruit class in Tallahassee, from May 2 to July 23, 1966. He was stationed in Melbourne. At the time of his death, he was 23. He was survived by his parents, Joseph, Sr. and Margaret.
Dave Kerner, Executive Director