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Deputy Sheriff Brian Keith Tephford | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Brian Keith Tephford

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 10622

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/11/2006

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Brian Tephford was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop.

Deputy Tephford was performing extra duty at the Versailles Gardens condominium, in Tamarac, when he stopped two suspicious vehicles at approximately 11:00 pm. Deputy Tephford called for an additional unit to assist him. After the second unit arrived, one of three men approached Deputy Tephford's patrol car and opened fire, striking both deputies. Deputy Tephford was sitting in his patrol car running the suspects on the computer when he was shot.

Both deputies were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where Deputy Tephford died from his wounds an hour later. The second deputy sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound.

The gunman and his two accomplices were arrested a short time later. All three were charged with Deputy Tephford's murder and the attempted murder of the other deputy.

Deputy Tephford had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 6 years. He is survived by his three 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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