Sheriff David Levy Alvarez

Sheriff David Levy Alvarez

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 30, 1891

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David Levy Alvarez

Sheriff Alvarez was shot and killed while he and a posse attempted to arrest an outlaw. The suspect was eventually shot and killed by one of accomplices for the reward money.

Sheriff Alvarez also served as the town marshal for Starke. He had been appointed sheriff of Bradford County when the previous sheriff, Sheriff Henry Epperson, was shot and killed in 1890. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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 27, 2016

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