Deputy Sheriff David Anthony Abella

Deputy Sheriff David Anthony Abella

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 21, 2004

David Anthony Abella

Deputy David Abella was killed in an automobile accident on 50th Street while responding to a call at a local convenience store.

He was attempting to pass a 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 1 year. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 4234

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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To David Abellas Family:

I was stationed with your son in Grand Isle, LA and I remember the first time you went to visit David. He introduced me to you. David was a good friend of mine, him and I hung out alot. I remember he would always talk about his abuela.

I thought about David today and spoke to my wife about how cool he was. So I came on this site and started reading these wonderful comments from his family and friends. My heart is still heavy for you guys and I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your sons life.

R.I.P. my brother.

Ilon Fernandez
United States Coast Guard

April 14, 2018

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