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April 11, 2010 — Floral City

Sandra and Eddie Silcox had been married for nearly 30 years but had recently separated.

Eddie, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper for 22 years, called 911 just before 3 a.m. and calmly said that he had shot his wife and was about to kill himself. He said that he was depressed.

When deputies arrived, they found Sandra, a registered nurse, dead and Eddie seriously injured. He died at the hospital. Both were 48. Read more

Their 17-year-old son, the only one of two sons still living with them, was not home at the time. They were buried together in Floral City.

This was the 29th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

The same day, four officers shot one person in Cocoa .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Deltona .

1 way this case compares to others

  1. Silcox was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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