Deputy John Rowe was killed when he was intentionally struck by a vehicle at a roadblock on I-75. Florida officers chased a semi-truck across the border into Georgia when Deputy Rowe and other deputies set up the roadblock. The driver of the truck intentionally struck Deputy Rowe at the roadblock. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 60 years, but was released on parole after serving only 11 years.
Deputy Rowe was survived by his wife and two children.