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Lieutenant George Hura, Jr. | Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Lieutenant

George Hura, Jr.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 30

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant George Hura suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a critical incident training exercise using simunitions.

One of the training scenarios had just been completed when Lieutenant Hura collapsed. He was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lieutenant Hura was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran during the Vietnam War. He had served with the Escambia County Sheriff's Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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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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