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Sergeant Gary S. Pricher | Tampa Police Department, Florida Tampa Police Department, Florida

Sergeant

Gary S. Pricher

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, November 4, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Sergeant Pricher was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting stranded bus passengers on I-4. He and five other officers were returning from a tactical response team seminar when they stopped to offer their assistance. While on the roadway a vehicle swerved and struck Sergeant Pricher and then fled the scene. The suspect was later apprehended and charged with manslaughter, drunk driving, and hit-and-run.

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A Really Good Guy, a consummate Professional. I heard the news hours after it happened from an Officer who was present at the scene. It was hard to believe how such a great person could be taken from us so senselessly. Rest in Peace.

Ex-Officer Mitchell Henderson
Tampa Police Department
March 30, 2017

 

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