Street To Be Named For Slain TPD Sergeant

By: Julie Montanaro; Matt Galka Email
By: Julie Montanaro; Matt Galka Email
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By: Matt Galka
October 23, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - One street in Tallahassee will now always honor a police officer killed in the line of duty.

Sergeant Dale Green was shot and killed while responding to a robbery in November of 2002. He left behind A wife and three children.

During Wednesday's city commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to dedicate a street in his memory. A one block stretch of DeSoto street near Lake Ella will be renamed "Sergeant Dale Green" street.

"We want him remembered, and anytime that his name can be remembered with pleasure and appreciation, then we appreciate it," said Green's mother, Betty.

The commission is currently planning a dedication ceremony.


By Julie Montanaro
October 23, 2013

A Tallahassee Police officer killed in the line of duty is being remembered at city hall tonight.

SGT Dale Green was shot and killed while responding to a robbery back in November 2002. He left behind his wife and three children.

Tonight, Tallahassee city commissioners could vote to name a street after him.

Under the plan, a one block stretch of Desoto Street , which is right near Lake Ella and right down the street from police headquarters, would be renamed "SGT Dale Green Street."

Major Chris Connell was on duty the night SGT Green was killed.

"I think it's a great honor for Dale and his family and the police department as a whole. Dale was an outstanding member of the police department and lost his life protecting the community, so its a great tribute to a hero of ours," Connell said.

The stretch that would be renamed is a block long and runs between Lake Ella Drive and Meridian Road. The estimated cost to replace the two street signs is 400 dollars and neither the home nor the church whose property flanks that street would have to change its address.

Officer Ponce Way already runs alongside TPD headquarters. It was named after Officer Ernest Ponce de Leon who was killed in the line of duty in 1988.


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