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Correctional Officer Hoyt L. Ergle | Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer

Hoyt L. Ergle

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 15, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 7/19/1958

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Officer Hoyt Ergle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 29 years earlier when he was accidentally shot in the neck while on the department's firing range. The round severed his spinal cord, rendering him a permanent paraplegic.

Officer Ergle was assigned to the Avon Park Correctional Institution at the time. He was survived by his wife, four children, and eight grandchildren.

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My Dad...I miss him...he was very brave...I never saw him cry...and never heard him complain. RIP Daddy I miss you. We forgive your partner...I'm sure he thought about his careless actions everyday.

Wanda Hamm
Daughter
December 15, 2012

 

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