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Metro-Dade Police Department Officer Evelyn Gort - Between 1985 and 1993

Evelyn Gonzalez Gort joined the Metro-Dade Police Department in 1985. On October 30, 1993 she was shot while attempting to arrest an armed robber (Wilbur Leroy "Jit" Mitchell). Her name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (West Wall, Panel 59, Line 19) in Washington, D.C.  (Florida Memory; Division of Library and Information Services).

Officer Evelyn Gort is one of the many women in history who gave their life to the service of others.

Works Cited

Florida Memory; Division of Library and Information Services,

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