Quincy "Med" Howell, III -
Assigned to: Immokalee Substation
On Tuesday, March 29th, 1983, 9:10 PM, Cpl. Med Howell observed an Armed Robbery in progress at a convenience store on Lake Trafford Road,
Immokalee. After calling for assistance, a high speed pursuit ensued. The five (5) subjects attempted to evade road blocks and fled through several residential areas. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked bus. As Cpl. Med Howell stopped his vehicle and began top step out, a volley of gunfire erupted. Med was struck by a single bullet just above his protective vest and died.
Born; Nov.23,1949, New Orleanes,Louisiana
Died; March 29,1983 Immokalee,Florida
Funeral Services Sat.April 2,1983 1:00 p.m. First Baptist Church Immokalee,Florida. Rev. Babb Adams and Rev. Larry Finley Officiating
Final Resting Place in Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee ,Fl.
Arrangements By Brister Funeral Home Immokalee,Fl.
Two 17 year-old Immokalee field laborers accused in the murder of a Collier County sheriff's deputy have ben offered 12 year prison terms in exchange for testifying against conspirators, a circuit judge says.
Teens Offered Deal for Testimony Fort Meyers-
Jorge Rodriguez and Abraham Montoya, wearing shackles, handcuffs and leg irons, pleaded no contest Monday to charges of second degree murder and robbery in exchange for their sentencing agreement. A nocontest plea means the teenagers do not dispute the charges, but do not admit guilt. Originally, Rodriguez and Montoya had been charged with first degree murder in the March 29 shooting death of CPL. Amedicus Quincey Howell ( Med ) 3rd. in Immokalee, following the robbery of convenience store in town.
The teen-agers testimony is needed agains Ernesto Suarez, 29,Miguel Sory 36, and Raymundo Reyes, 22, all of Immokalee. The men were all born in Cuba and came to Florida in the Mariel boatlift.