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Officer Jeffery Warren Tackett | Belleair Police Department, Florida Belleair Police Department, Florida

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Jeffery Warren Tackett

Belleair Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, June 13, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 101

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Tackett was shot and killed as he was attempting to handcuff a prowler suspect. During a struggle the suspect was able to gain control of Officer Tackett's handgun and use it to shoot him. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Tackett had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Jeff, You were always a great friend, never a time I talked with you that your answers were always on point. so hard to believe almost 25 Years have gone by. I remember best some of the Funny times hanging out at Anita's Americana uniform shop with you and busting on the people coming in wanting all the toys... Miss you Bro. Anthony

Anthony Antolini
DHHS/ASPR/NDMS US Government
October 19, 2017

 

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