Officer Gary Bevel

Officer Gary Bevel

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 1983

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Gary Bevel

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.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Bevel, your heroic sacrifice that day is something that your LE brethren does not take lightly and will never, ever forget. Rest in peace always sir and God Bless your family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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