It is with a heavy heart that we report the tragic off-duty death of a decorated veteran officer in the Boynton Beach Police Department. Officer Dennis Castro, 37, was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning. Keep reading to get detailed information
Who was Dennis Castrol?
Officer Dennis Castro was an exemplary member of the Boynton Beach Police Department for 14 years and held several specialized positions within the department. He served as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, and community service officer. In 2016, he received the department’s Blue Heart Award for his bravery and heroism when it came to protecting citizens from harm. His supervisor described him as “a faithful servant who always kept his head up even when facing adversity” and said that “he will be sorely missed by everyone at BBPD who knew him”.
How did Dennis Castro die?
Saturday morning, Dennis Castro of Boynton Beach, unfortunately suffered multiple significant injuries in a fatal one-vehicle crash. On 10 December 2022, he sadly passed away due to those injuries. His death was reported by the Boynton Beach Police Department.
What was the cause Dennis Castro death?
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time; however, investigators believe that speed may have been a factor in the crash due to icy road conditions on Saturday night. According to reports, Officer Castro’s vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, rolled over several times before coming to rest upside down in a nearby ditch where it caught fire. The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue responded quickly to put out the flames but were unable to save Officer Castro’s life.
Tributes Pour to Dennis Castro
As soon as news came out people started pouring tributes on social media platforms
🙏🙏🙏Rest in peace
Neal de Jesus
My deepest condolences Ty.
My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and BBPD.🙏🙏
Prayers for his family and the BBPD. Sorry for your loss.🙏
Lieutenant Joe Gagliardi summed up what many are feeling today when he said “Officer Dennis Castro was an incredible man who truly loved serving our community every day—we will miss him greatly”.
We extend our deepest condolences to Officer Castro’s family and loved ones during this heartbreaking time and thank them for their sacrifice for our safety and security over all these years. Thank you for your support!