Deputy Soren S. Sorensen

End of Watch

March 14, 1935


Deputy Soren A. Sorensen was a traffic officer appointed by Sheriff Daniel S Carlton on January 7, 1913. He was known as a "careful and cautious driver," according to a news article written at the time.

On March 14, 1935, shortly before 4 p.m., a trucker found Deputy Sorensen in a ditch beneath his motorcycle on Okeechobee Road 10 miles west of Fort Pierce. He was described as being in a semi-conscious condition.

Deputy Soren S. Sorensen, March 14, 1935

The trucker and another motorist brought him to a hospital in Fort Pierce. He was on duty and in uniform, but there were no witnesses to his accident.

Deputy Sorensen never regained consciousness. He died at age 56, becoming the third member of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office to lose his life in the line of duty.