TOWN OF WINDERMERE MEDIA RELEASE
Date: September 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On March 22nd, 2014 The Town of Windermere Family lost a son, a brother, and a hero when Officer Robert German was killed in the line of duty. The entire community came together during this tragic time and truly demonstrated why the Town of Windermere is such a great place to work, live, and raise a family. From the various memorials, blue ribbon campaigns, and outpouring of support, the Town came together and honored our fallen hero. Although this report will bring closure to this criminal case, our memories of Officer Robert “Robbie” German and support for his family will survive.
The Town of Windermere and Windermere Police Department would like to thank the Orange County
Sheriff’s Office for their diligent investigation and immediate support following this incident. In
addition, our gratitude and praise go out to those Officers and Deputies that not only assisted that tragic night, but all of those that put on a uniform and risk their lives on a daily basis.
We would respectfully request that Officer German’s family’s privacy be maintained.
For additional information, please contact
Robert Smith Chief David Ogden
Town Manager Windermere Police Chief