Hero Down: New Smyrna Beach Police Officer Josh Calverley Killed Off-Duty In Single-Vehicle Crash

Officer Calverley was off-duty when he was killed on Thursday.

New Smyrna Beach, FL - New Smyrna Beach Police Officer Josh Calverley, age 29, was killed in a single-vehicle traffic crash on Thursday, November 2. He was off-duty at the time.

The incident occurred about 1:45 AM on U.S. Highway 1 near Creekside Circle in New Smyrna Beach, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Officer Calverley lost control of his vehicle, went onto the median, over-corrected, flipped over, left the roadway, and struck a tree, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, New Smyrna Beach Police Lt. Shane Riggle said, “The members of the New Smyrna Beach Police Department are heartbroken to report the loss of one of our family members."

"Josh Calverley was a soft-spoken officer with a big heart.”

The crash investigation is ongoing.

Officer Calverley had served with the New Smyrna Police Department since December, 2015. Officer Calverly was also a U.S. Army veteran, and had served 11 months in Iraq.

He is survived by his father, his mother, a brother, and a half-brother.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of New Smyrna Beach Police Officer Josh Calverley, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.

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Thank you for your service, Officer Calverley, for serving in U.S. Army and for serving the community as a LEO. Rest in peace, sir.


Thank you for service. RIP