Officer Rank: Captain

Memorial Panel: 41-W: 27

Department: Hernando County, Florida, S.O.

End of Watch: 02/19/2009

Cause: Automobile crash

Age: 42

Length of Service: 23

Captain Bierwiler was killed in an automobile accident while en route to the office. He was on-duty at the same, serving as the patrol commander and driving a department-assigned vehicle. Captain Bierwiler’s vehicle was struck head-on by another motorist, killing him instantly. The suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and was charged with felony murder.

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