K9 2K Trot Over Max Brewer Bridge Saturday Will Honor Slain Titusville Police Officer Steve House
By Space Coast Daily // February 14, 2020
event will occur on 31st anniversary of the END OF WATCH for TPD SWAT Officer Stephen F. House
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Join the Titusville Police Department for the K9 2K Titusville Trot fundraiser that will support the Titusville Police Youth Foundation, K9 team and SWAT team.
The run is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the A. Max Brewer Bridge. Check-in and event festivities will be held at the Sand Point Park Large Pavilion, located at 101 N. Washington Avenue in Titusville.
Walk, run or trot with Titusville police K9s Jack, Draco, Scooby and Chase, get your picture taken with the K9s and receive Titusville police K9 dog official trading cards while supplies last.
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WILL HONOR SLAIN TPD OFFICER STEVE HOUSE
This event will occur on the 31st anniversary of the END OF WATCH for TPD SWAT Officer Stephen F. House, who was killed in the line of duty on February 15, 1989.
Officer House was at the range for firearms qualifications that day and was called back to the police department to participate in an operation with the emergency response team.
The operation centered around a suspected drug dealer, and the plan was to search the suspect’s residence for the presence of illegal drugs.
The team entered the residence and took the suspect into custody, however, the suspect’s father ran to a bedroom and barricaded himself inside.
Officer House tried to talk the man into coming out, but he refused to do so. As Officer House introduced a distraction device into the room and began to enter, the man began firing.
Officer House received a fatal gunshot wound and the gunman was charged with murder.
At the trial, he was found not guilty and was subsequently released.
Officer House lost his life at age 36, leaving behind loving wife Mary Ann and four children.