Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 10622
Incident Date: 11/11/2006
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Charged with murder
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.