Deputy Sheriff Frank S. Quigley

Deputy Sheriff Frank S. Quigley

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 7, 1933

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Frank S. Quigley

Deputies Lamar Knight and Frank Quigley were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance involving shots fired.

As they interviewed a person at the scene, a second person approached and began to argue with both deputies. The man suddenly produced a gun and shot them both. Deputy Knight died at the scene while Deputy Quigley died at the local hospital.

Deputy Quigley managed to shoot and seriously wound the suspect. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. After only a few weeks in prison he escaped but was captured a few days later in Jacksonville.

Deputy Quigley had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for 5 months. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

disturbance, shots fired

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Deputy Sheriff Quigley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. John’s County.


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