Line of Duty Deaths

Every day, Florida’s law-enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety of the public. More than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association pays tribute to those Florida deputies who gave their lives while protecting the citizens of Florida.

The Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association mourns the loss of those killed in the line of duty.

2017:

Deputy Michael Ryan
Broward County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: December 31, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Captain Charlie Scavuzzo
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: September 15, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Deputy Julie Bridges
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: September 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicle Accident

Deputy Norman Lewis
Orange County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: January 09, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault

2016:

Deputy Eric Oliver
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: November 22, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
 
Deputy Scott Williams
Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: October 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
 
Deputy John Robert Kotfila, Jr.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: May 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault


2015:

Deputy William J. Myers
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: September 22, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Christopher Smith
Leon County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: November 22, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Officer Mark H. Larson
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: March 24, 2014
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault

2014:

Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine
Orange County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunfire 

2013:

Deputy Daniel Rivera
Broward County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Cause of Death: Automobile accident 
Background: Broward County Sheriff's Office release

Corporal Michael Wilson
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Monday, August 5, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire 
Background: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office release

Master Deputy Joseph "Shane" Robbins
Polk County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 2013
Cause of Death: Traffic accident 
Background: Polk County Sheriff's Office release

Sgt. Gary Morales
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunfire 
Background: St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office release