Fallen deputy, officer honored with signs unveiled in Orange County

Ceremonies held to debut memorial signs


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Permanent memorial signs were unveiled Monday morning for fallen Orange County Deputy Scott Pine and Windermere Police Officer Robert German.

Pine was investigating a report of car burglaries on South Apopka Vineland Road last year when he was ambushed and shot three times. The suspect later shot and killed himself.

A month later, German was checking out two teens sitting on a curb on Conroy Windermere Road when he was shot and killed. Those two suspects also then took their own lives.

The new signs are on display in roughly the same area near Conroy Windermere Road and Apopka Vineland Road, but two separate ceremonies were held.

Family members of German and Pine attended the ceremonies, along with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.