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Agent Roscoe H. Hargett | Florida State Beverage Department, Florida Florida State Beverage Department, Florida

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Roscoe H. Hargett

Florida State Beverage Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, September 24, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Served only 1 year

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Agent Roscoe Hargett was shot and killed following the arrest of a man for making moonshine. After transporting the man to jail, Agent Hargett and his partner returned to the scene to supervise the towing of the man's vehicle, which contained the moonshine. While on the scene the wife of the man they arrested drove by and opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Hargett.

The woman who killed Agent Hargett served only one year in the county jail.

Agent Hargett had served with the agency for only six months. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Continue to rest in peace Agent Hargett, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
September 24, 2012

 

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