St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Sergeant Murdered

Sgt. Gary Morales Courtesy St. Lucie SO

Yesterday morning, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Gary Morales was shot to death on a traffic stop in Fort Pierce.  Sgt. Morales was in his patrol vehicle when suspect Eriese Alphonso Tisdale exited the stopped car and shot Morales.  Morales later died at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

According to SLCSO, the suspect is in custody and is charged with first-degree premeditated murder, assault on an officer/firefighter/EMT, fleeing and eluding and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a felon.

Sgt. Morales was a former U.S. Air Force K9 handler.  A 13 year veteran of the SLCSO, he had served as an SRO, SWAT Sniper Team Leader, and Special Investigations detective.

Sgt. Morales leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.  A public viewing is scheduled for Monday March 4 at 10:00 at the Westside Baptist Church, 3361 South Jenkins Road in Fort Pierce.

Sgt. Morales is the first police officer to be killed in the line of duty this year in Florida.  Our condolences go out to his family and the SLCSO.

The following information was forwarded to me from Barbara Snow at the US War Dogs Assoc., Southern Chapter.

Sgt. Gary Morales
07/13/1977 – 02/28/2013

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Monday March 4th, 2013 at 10:00am

Monday March 4th, 2013 at 12:00pm
Westside Baptist Church
Located at 3361 S. Jenkins Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Graveside Service
Monday March 4th, 2013 immediately following
Forest Hills Memorial Park
2001 SW Murphy Rd
Palm City, Fl 34990

Anyone wishing to make donations to the Morales family may make checks to
“The 100 Club of St. Lucie County, Florida”
Please designate the donation is for the Morales Family.
100% of the donation goes directly to the family.

Mailing Address
The Hundred Club of St. Lucie County, FL
4700 W. Midway Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Accomodations for Guests

Hilton Garden Inn (PGA)
845 Commerce Centre Dr.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 871-6850
Rate of $109 – Group Name “Gary”

Resident Inn
1920 SW Fountain View
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 344-7814
Rate of $99 – Group Name “Morales”


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