Deputy Sheriff Tony Yanniello

Deputy Sheriff Tony Yanniello

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, October 18, 1984

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Tony Yanniello

Deputy Sheriff Tony Yanniello was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute at 4011 SW 19th Street in Hollywood.

When Deputy Yanniello arrived, the suspect fired his rifle from the window of his house and killed him.

After a 10 hour standoff, the SWAT team entered the house and in an exchange of gunfire, the suspect was killed.

Deputy Yanniello had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his parents, son, daughter, three brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I was a young girl (now 50) but remember Tony well. My dad was with him that night. Deputy ( at that time) Clayton John Jenkins. Tony and his family were the first people we met when we moved to Florida. My dad passed not long ago, and my brother even more recent. I like to think they are together again watching us all. Thank you Tony for your service and you made impressions on people who will never forget you. #heroforever

Jennifer Kessler
Daughter of former BSO detective

August 18, 2023

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