Officer Gary Bevel

Officer Gary Bevel

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 1983

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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To Officer Gary's family, friends and fellow officers,

As I read the comment from Rebecca, I believe that Officer Gary is in Haven along with my son, the great cloud of witnesses and other love ones that has gone before us. I pray that as you remember him and reflect on the many joyous moments you spent-with him while he was physically on this earth, may tears of joy and hope keep you in the presence of the Lord until Officer Gary meet you at the gates of Haven. God speed.....

Jacksonville Re-entry Center

May 17, 2018

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