Deputy Sheriff Eugene Andrew Gregory

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Andrew Gregory

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, July 8, 1998

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Eugene Andrew Gregory

Deputy Sheriff Gene Gregory was shot and killed after responding to a shots fired call at 8:45 p.m.

The suspect had threatened his landlord with a weapon after the landlord attempted to evict him. Upon Deputy Gregory's arrival, he was met with gunfire and shot and killed. He was able to radio in that he needed backup. Several SWAT teams responded and surrounded the suspect, who fired several hundred shots at the officers, wounding two others, during the ensuing 13-hour standoff. It took over two hours for responders to retrieve Deputy Gregory's body.

The suspect was shot and killed at 10:00 a.m. the next day after firing at officers while trying to escape.

Deputy Gregory was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He had served as an auxiliary officer prior to becoming a deputy. He is survived by his wife and three children. Two of his sons also serve in law enforcement.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, shots fired

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Gene, you are greatly missed. Much love and Prayers to your family . You were a great friend in my academy class and your son Dusty and I worked together at Altamonte Sorings PD.

Officer Robert Tango
Altamonte Springs Police Department

March 30, 2024

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