Officer Eugene Minor was the fourth St. Petersburg officer killed in the line of duty.
St. Petersburg, FL - Monday, January 24, 2011 two St. Petersburg Police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. That brings the total number of officers killed within the department to 14.
According to the city of St. Petersburg's website, the fourth officer killed in the line of duty was Motorcycle Officer W. Eugene Minor. Officer Minor stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on October 25, 1929. Unknown to Minor, the driver was transporting a load of stolen chickens. The man shot and killed Minor with a shotgun and was able to flee the scene before the murder was discovered. After attempting to evade a roadblock, the suspect abandoned his truck and was killed by officers in the area of Safety Harbor.