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Sergeant Ronald Hamlin Harrison | Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sergeant

Ronald Hamlin Harrison

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 29 years

Badge # 1664

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Ron Harrison was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car.

He had just finished a DWI checkpoint and was sitting in his patrol car near the intersection of Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue in the town of Brandon, when a suspect approached his vehicle and fired into the car through the open passenger side window, striking Sergeant Harrison multiple times.

Sergeant Harrison activated his lights and siren and tried to drive off but lost control of his patrol car, struck another vehicle and then crashed into a tree.

The sergeant was taken to Brandon Community Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

A short time later, a woman called 911 saying her boyfriend may have been involved in the shooting of a deputy and was at a home. A SWAT team then converged on that home and negotiations began with the suspect who was barricaded inside. The suspect fired multiple shots at the SWAT team, who returned fire, killing him.

Sergeant Harrison had served in law enforcement for 29 years. He is survived by his four children.

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Thank you for your selfless service; your family, friends, and the community miss you dearly. It is hard to imagine that it has been almost ten years since this tragic event. We're proud to have been witness to your grace, wisdom, understanding, and caring. Rest in Peace and blessings to all who were touched by you in one way or another.

R. Valentine
Family & Friend
May 15, 2017

 

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