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Sheriff Henry W. Epperson | Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Henry W. Epperson

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, January 20, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Sheriff Henry Epperson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gambler at Lake Butler.

Sheriff Epperson and a detective from Waycross, Georgia, were searching for another man when they encountered the suspect. Sheriff Epperson decided to arrest the man on other charges and was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire.

The suspect was convicted of Sheriff Epperson's murder and sentenced to death. He escaped before the sentence could be carried out and it is unknown if he was ever recaptured.

Sheriff Epperson took office after his father, Sheriff George Epperson, was shot and killed on December 12, 1885.

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Sheriff George Washington Epperson
Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Friday, December 25, 1885
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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 27, 2016

 

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