Deputy Sheriff David Anthony Abella

Deputy Sheriff David Anthony Abella

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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David Anthony Abella

Deputy Sheriff David Abella was killed in an automobile accident on 50th Street, near Causeway Boulevard, while responding to a trespassing call at a local convenience store.

He was attempting to pass a slow-moving tractor-trailer when he lost control of his patrol car and struck a utility pole. The deputy was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Abella had served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 4234
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, trespasser

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My Lil' David I love and miss you so much. The waves of pain will never go away but the memories of joy you left behind will always help me overcome. Your Son is in the Navy and both of your precious daughters are now in college. You are in every conversation we have and your love is as strong from Heaven as here on Earth. Your two nieces and three nephews and entire family love you so much. I know you are watching over every one of them. Your brother is doing so well as a City of Tampa firefighter and paramedic and your sister is teaching her children. I know you are so proud of them. I see you the most when they do something funny and often tell them how much you love them and how much they are like you and would have loved knowing you here on Earth. It's Okay because each day we get closer to joining you in Heaven. God Bless you sweet precious son.

Pamela Abella
Loving broken hearted Mom

March 13, 2021

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