Master Deputy Joseph S. Hover

Master Deputy Joseph S. Hover

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 8, 2005

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Joseph S. Hover

Master Deputy Joseph Hover died from complications of an injury he sustained during a defense tactics training class two months earlier.

Another deputy was demonstrating a defense take down on Deputy Hover, which resulted in him suffering a shoulder injury. Complications arose from the injury and he passed away on October 8th, 2005.

Deputy Hover had served with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 3, 2005


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Master Deputy Hover,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 8, 2023

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