The Village of Virginia Gardens announced on social media that former Virginia Gardens Police Department Officer, Danny Garcia, passed away over the weekend.  Here’s the statement from the Village:

“It is with tremendous sadness that we have to report that former VGPD officer Danny Garcia passed away over the weekend. He faithfully served our Village from Sept. 2016 to July 2018, before moving on to the Medley Police Department. He was a diligent and thoughtful officer. Danny had a subtle sense of humor that could get even some of the most serious people to laugh. We are grateful for the privilege of getting to know him while he was here and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

Officer Garcia was an active member of the Medley Police Department. The Town of Medley issued the following statement:

“We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our own,Officer Dan Garcia,who proudly served our community with integrity,honor, and commitment.We lost an amazing person,who impacted the lives of many.We ask that you keep the family,friends,and officers,in your thoughts and prayers.”


According to online reports, Officer Garcia died from accidental drowning in a pond behind a Broward home.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Garcia family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.


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