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Reserve Deputy George A. Pfeil | Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Reserve Deputy

George A. Pfeil

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, December 29, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 2000

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Reserve Deputy George Pfeil was shot and killed when he interrupted an armed robbery at a local pharmacy. Deputy Pfeil, who was in uniform, was entering the pharmacy to get a prescription filled when the incident occurred.

One of the suspects was sentenced to death and executed in 2000. A second suspect was murdered by the third suspect to prevent him from testifying.

Deputy Pfeil was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a retired New York City police officer who volunteered his time to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office after moving to Florida. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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