Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 110834
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File Number: 110834 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-277-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATE OFFICERS ROGER CASTILLO & AMANDA HAWORTH STREET Introduced: 4/11/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/3/2011
Agenda Date: 5/3/2011 Agenda Item Number: 5D
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 56 STREET BETWEEN SW 97 AVENUE AND THE PALMETTO EXPRESSWAY AS ''OFFICERS ROGER CASTILLO AND AMANDA HAWORTH STREET''
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 5/3/2011 5D Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price Williams read the foregoing proposed Chairman Martinez opened the public hearing on the foregoing proposed resolution. He closed the public hearing after no one appeared wishing to speak. Commissioners Edmonson, Diaz, Moss, Mnestime, Bell, and Sosa asked that they be listed as co-sponsors. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 4/11/2011 Assigned Martin W. Sybblis

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 56 STREET BETWEEN SW 97 AVENUE AND THE PALMETTO EXPRESSWAY AS “OFFICERS ROGER CASTILLO AND AMANDA HAWORTH STREET”

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WHEREAS, Detective Amanda Haworth was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and was only two-years old when her family moved to Miami-Dade; and
WHEREAS, Detective Haworth was a graduate of Miami Sunset High School and Miami-Dade College; and
WHEREAS, after high school, Detective Haworth worked at Jordan Marsh, which was at the time a Downtown Miami department store; and
WHEREAS, working undercover at Jordan Marsh looking for shoplifters helped to inspire her to become a police officer; and
WHEREAS, Detective Haworth started with the Miami-Dade Police Department on October 31, 1988; and
WHEREAS, Haworth was a 23 year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department; and
WHEREAS, Detective Haworth was a devoted and loving mother to her only son, 13-year old Austin, and was a “great baseball mom” who never missed one of his Weston Red Hawks baseball games; and
WHEREAS, in addition to Austin, Detective Haworth is survived by her parents, step-parents, and three sisters; and
WHEREAS, Detective Roger Castillo was born in Miami and grew up in suburban Westchester; and
WHEREAS, Detective Castillo attended Royal Palm Elementary and Riviera Middle Schools, and graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in 1987; and
WHEREAS, Office Castillo was a 21 year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department and was passionate about his work and service to the community; and
WHEREAS, Detective Castillo was known as a loving husband to his wife of 16 years, Debbie, and a wonderful father to his three boys, 9-year-old Brian, 11-year-old Michael and 14-year-old Anthony; and
WHEREAS, on January 20, 2011, Detectives Castillo and Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder; and
WHEREAS, The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69 Street, and upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth; and
WHEREAS, another detective on the scene was able to shoot and kill the suspect; and
WHEREAS, Detective Castillo died at the scene and Detective Haworth passed away during surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the lives of Detectives Castillo and Haworth for their tremendous bravery, service and sacrifice for the well-being of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Detectives Castillo and Haworth are heroes and will never be forgotten by the people of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this proposed co-designation is most befitting because SW 56 Street and 79 Avenue is the intersection that leads into Tropical Park to the site of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which was established in 1980 to honor fallen officers;
WHEREAS, this proposed co-designation is a county road located in County Commission District 10,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Having conducted a public hearing, co-designates SW 56 Street for the two mile segment from SW 97 Avenue to the Palmetto Expressway as “Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth Street.”
Section 2. The Clerk of the Board is directed to send certified copies of this Resolution to the United States Postal Service, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department and Land Development Division of the Public Works Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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