Deputy Sheriff Barbara Ann Pill

Deputy Sheriff Barbara Ann Pill

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Barbara Ann Pill

Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Elena Way, in Melbourne, shortly before 11:15 am.

The vehicle was wanted in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. As Deputy Pill made contact with the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle he opened fire on her, striking her multiple times. Responding deputies, Melbourne police officers, and Florida troopers chased the vehicle a short distance until it crashed on Turtlemound Road. A male and female subject in the vehicle were taken into custody and face charges in connection with Deputy Pill's murder.

On June 26, 2014, the 24-year-old male suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death.

Deputy Pill was transported to the Holmes Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to the gunshot wound.

Deputy Pill had been in law enforcement for 30 years and served with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and had served in law enforcement for 30 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons who also serve in law enforcement, and a grandchild.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 644

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I spoke with you several times when I was a BCSO wife,you were such a lovely women.I moved in 2010 and heard the news from far away. I still get sad when I think of you and your senseless death. You are not forgotten,you will never be . I wish your family great strength and love.

Suzanne Taylor
BCSO wife

January 8, 2019

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