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Sheriff Forrest Lee Libscomb | Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Florida Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff

Forrest Lee Libscomb

Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 26, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Forrest Libscomb was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as he and a deputy attempted to arrest an escapee from the Raiford Prison Farm.

They had located the man in a parked car on Route 19, in Perry, Florida. As they attempted to arrest him another vehicle struck Sheriff Libscomb before fleeing.

Sheriff Libscomb had served with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, five sons, and five siblings. One of his brothers served as sheriff of Charlotte County.

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