Windermere post office renamed after fallen officer

The post office was renamed in memory of police officer Robert German who was slain in the line of duty.

U.S. Rep. Val Demings spoke at the ceremony. Courtesy photo.
U.S. Rep. Val Demings spoke at the ceremony. Courtesy photo.
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The Town of Windermere hosted a special ceremony Sunday, Aug. 29, to honor fallen police officer Robert German.

The main part of the ceremony included the renaming of the post office in Windermere, on Conroy Windermere Road to the Officer Robert German Post Office Building.

U.S. Rep. Val Demings led the ceremony and spoke about her appreciation for German on Twitter. 

"Officer Robert German was known for his service and commitment," she wrote. "He turned down other jobs to stay in the community he loved."

In March 2014, German was shot and killed in the line of duty. He graduated from Lake Mary High School and Seminole State College Law Enforcement Academy. 

Windermere Police Chief Dave Ogden said it is important to keep Officer German’s legacy alive.

"Today is just yet another day we get to see the community honor a hero and remember his wonderful legacy," Ogden said at the ceremony.

German's parents also attended the ceremony and honored their son with a plaque in dedication to his memory. 






Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.