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Detective Gerald A. Rauft | Tampa Police Department, Florida Tampa Police Department, Florida

Detective

Gerald A. Rauft

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, July 24, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Rauft was shot and killed during an undercover operation to purchase 100 pounds of marijuana. During the deal a shootout erupted and Detective Rauft was fatally wounded.

Four suspects were apprehended. One suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison on May 5, 2012, after being sentenced to death several years earlier.

Detective Rauft had been with the agency for eight years.

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Continue to rest in peace Detective Rauft, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
July 24, 2013

 

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