Sergeant Gary S. Pricher

Sergeant Gary S. Pricher

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 1983

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Gary S. Pricher

Sergeant Pricher was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting stranded bus passengers on I-4. He and five other officers were returning from a tactical response team seminar when they stopped to offer their assistance. While on the roadway a vehicle swerved and struck Sergeant Pricher and then fled the scene.

The 42-year-old suspect was later apprehended and charged with manslaughter, drunk driving, and hit-and-run. In 1984 during his trial he left the court room and never returned. He was convicted in absentia of manslaughter, hit-and-run, and drunk driving. He was apprehended two years later in Sebring and sent to prison to serve a 15 year sentence.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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