Deputy Sheriff Garry E. Hobbs

Deputy Sheriff Garry E. Hobbs

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 9, 2000

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Garry E. Hobbs

Deputy Sheriff Garry Hobbs died as a result of being exposed to high levels of herbicide while recovering a stolen vehicle nine years earlier.

Deputy Hobbs was examining the vehicle on June 7th, 1991, when a crop duster inadvertently sprayed him as it flew overhead. The herbicide caused severe neurological damage that caused his health to deteriorate until his death on December 9th, 2000.

Deputy Hobbs was a Vietnam War veteran. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, sister, and a brother.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Friday, June 7, 1991

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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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