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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Gone but never forgotten I still remember that day like it was yesterday when you were in that orange grove. May you Rest In Peace

Former Deputy Sheriff #4345 Robert Tison
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

December 7, 2019

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