Vigil held for slain Windermere Officer Robert German

Hundreds turn out for vigil for officer gunned down after stopping 2 teens


WINDERMERE, Fla. – The Windermere community gathered together Friday night to say goodbye to an officer killed in the line of duty.

Hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil in Central Park for Officer Robert German, who was gunned down after stopping two teenagers, who then killed themselves, according to investigators.

"If Robbie hadn't taken the bullet, who would have? If Robbie wouldn't have taken the bullet, how many would have," said Mayor Gary Bruhn.

Just a day after burying his only son, Robbie's father said it's the love and support of the community that's giving he and his family the strength to continue on.

Police Chief Dave Ogden presented the family with Robbie's badge and identification.

"He will be missed and never ever be forgotten," Ogden said.

Before the candles finished burning, the crowd raised their arms, saluting a hero.

Robbie's parents are planning on setting up a scholarship in his name.