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Officer Gary Bevel | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Gary Bevel

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 17, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Gary Bevel was shot six times and killed as he attempted to arrest a woman who had made a false report about damage to her car.

The suspect was sentenced to death in four separate trials, but each sentence was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court and her sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison with the eligibility of parole. In February 2007 her parole request was denied. Her parole was denied again in 2011.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 17, 2015

 

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