Video: Officers Surprise Daughter Of Slain Sargent With Birthday Wishes

Officers with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, along with several other departments, surprised the daughter of a slain Florida police officer by wishing her a happy birthday.

Unique Howard turned 17 on Monday, just two days after the death of her father, Kissimmee Police Sgt. Richard "Sam" Howard

Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were shot Friday night while patrolling a neighborhood known for drug activity. Baxter died Friday and Howard died on Saturday.

Officers say they'd planned to surprise Unique at her home, but Unique had insisted on going to her job at Publix.

In a video posted on Facebook, Unique Howard wiped away tears and hugged a co-worker as everyone sang "Happy Birthday." She was given a thin blue line bracelet, symbolic of an officer who died.

Osceola County Sferiff's Office thanked members of the Kissimmee and St. Cloud police departments and the Orange County Sheriff's Office for assisting in the celebration. 

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