A series which follows the men and women of Miami-Dade's Special Response Team (SRT), one of the best-trained elite police units in the world, as they use tactical precision and state-of-the-art weaponry to take down potentially deadly suspects, one mission at a time.
Runtime: 60 minutes
SWAT: Miami-Dade - 1986 FBI Miami shootout - Netflix
The 1986 FBI Miami shootout was a gun battle that occurred on April 11, 1986, in a formerly unincorporated region of Miami-Dade County in South Florida (incorporated as Pinecrest in 1996) between eight FBI agents and two serial bank robbers. During the firefight, FBI Special Agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. The two robbery suspects, William Russell Matix and Michael Lee Platt, were also killed. The incident is infamous in FBI history and is well-studied in law enforcement circles. Despite outnumbering the suspects 4 to 1, the agents found themselves pinned down by suppressive rifle fire and unable to respond effectively. Although both Matix and Platt were hit multiple times during the shootout, Platt fought on and continued to wound and kill agents. This incident led to the introduction of more effective handguns in the FBI and many police departments around the United States.
SWAT: Miami-Dade - Memorial - Netflix
In 2001, the Village of Pinecrest, Florida, which incorporated in 1996, honored the two agents by co-designating a portion of Southwest 82nd Avenue as Agent Benjamin Grogan Avenue and Agent Jerry Dove Avenue. Street signs and a historical marker commemorate the naming of the roadway in honor of the two agents.
SWAT: Miami-Dade - References - Netflix