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


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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I also can't believe it has been 20 yrs since that horrible night. I know you are in a far far better place and smiling right now at all the people who still remember you. You are a hard one to forget with that killer smile. My kids always ask is Jeff coming to babysit us they too couldn't wait to see you. I can't wait to see you again my brother from another mother! God is preparing a place for us and he has to take some of the best to get it ready for all the rest! I miss you still!

Melody T. Friend
His best friend's sister
June 14, 2016


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