Richard Douglas Howe
Richard Douglas Howe, 50, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born August 16, 1963 to Bobby Lee Howe and the late Rose Pugh Howe. He began his law enforcement career with the Leon County Sheriff's Office (L.C.S.O.) in 1984 as a Uniform Patrol Deputy Sheriff. Over his 26 year career with the Sheriff's Office he served as a Jail/Corrections Sergeant, Support Services Bureau Commander, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Jail Accreditation Manager, and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1993. Lieutenant Howe was awarded the L.C.S.O. Certificate of Commendation in 2000, the L.C.S.O. Jail Administrative Services Bureau Certificate of Commendation in 2001, the Committee of 99 Distinguished Career Service Award in 2006, the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission's Assessor of the Year in 2006, and the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission's Distinguished Service Award in 2006, among others. He served as Chairman of the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission SRIC Sub-Committee from 2002 to 2010 and the 2005 United Way Jail Fund Raiser Coordinator. Lieutenant Howe freely gave of his time to the L.C.S.O. Citizen's Academy, the Special Olympics, the
and Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed the beach and salt water fishing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lee Howe and mother, Rose Pugh Howe. He is survived by his wife, Karen Elizabeth Howe, father, Bobby Lee Howe, children, Robert Andrew Howe, Lawson Richard Howe and Christine ElizaBeth Trifiro. Visitation will be at Abbey Funeral Home at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Online guestbook may be signed at www.abbeyfh.com.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Oct. 17, 2013