The History of the Collier County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit
Collier County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit, located in Naples, Florida. Collier County Sheriff's Office started it's unit in in 1928. It was disbanded and then reinstated in 2003 with 2 motors, and currently have four. Collier County Sheriff all ride 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glides.
Fallen Motor Officers of Collier County
Deputy W. R. Richardson
Deputy Richardson was killed in the line of duty on December 14th, 1928 when his 1928 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a bridge while patrolling the Tamiami Trail from Paolita Station (the last station before the Dade Co. Line). He was a deputy sheriff for only 14 days before being killed.
Deputy William Irwin
Deputy Irwin was killed in the line of duty on January 20th, 1929 when his motorcycle was struck head on by another vehicle in heavy fog, while he patrolled from Monroe station. He had served with the Collier County Sheriff's Office for only 2 months.
Deputy Irwin was survived by his wife Nettie Irwin and two children (Blanche and Billy).
Late 1980's or Early 1990's
Information and Photos provided by Collier Coutny, FL Sheriff's Office