Deputy Patrick Kelly Behan

Deputy Patrick Kelly Behan

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 13, 1990

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Patrick Kelly Behan

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Behan was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car after responding to a shoplifting call at a Circle K store at the intersection of Hallandale Beach Boulevard and SW 40th Avenue in Pembroke Park.

One man was convicted of murdering Deputy Behan but had his conviction overturned in 2003 when a judge determined that the evidence was not strong enough to convict him.

Deputy Behan had served as a patrol deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for only two weeks. He had previously served with the Boca Raton Police Department for three years and as a detention deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years. Deputy Behan is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Conviction overturned


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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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