Line of Duty Deaths

Sergeant Karl Strohsal

Biographical Information

Strohsal Blue

Incident Details

  • Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
  • Date of Incident: Saturday, July 14, 2007
  • Weapon Used: Not available
  • Suspect Information: Sentenced to 9 years
   Sergeant Karl Strohsal was killed in the line of duty when struck by a vehicle on a local interstate. He was supervising a night-time surveillance operation when his vehicle became disabled after striking debris intentionally thrown into the roadway as a prank. When Sgt. Strohsal exited his vehicle he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. A veteran officer and investigator of the Longwood police Department and former officer of the New York Police Department, Sgt. Strohsal was highly respected by his peers and the community he served.