Special Agent Debra Goodale Tison

Special Agent Debra Goodale Tison

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 20, 1991

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Debra Goodale Tison

Special Agent Tison was killed when she was struck by a drunk driver at 2330 hours. She was sitting with two other agents in the median of a roadway in West Palm Beach when their vehicle was struck by another car. Agent Tison exited the vehicle to check on the other occupants when she was struck by a third vehicle, driven by a drunk driver.

The drunk driver was sentenced to less than two years in jail, ten years probation, and five years house arrest.

Special Agent Tison had served with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for 7 years. She was survived by her husband, son, two daughters, mother and two brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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