Master Corporal Brian LaVigne

Master Corporal Brian LaVigne

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 11, 2021

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Brian LaVigne

Master Corporal Brian LaVigne was killed when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by another vehicle on West Lumsden Road, near South King's Avenue, in Brandon.

Deputies had responded to an apartment complex nearby after a man started throwing furniture and clothing off his balcony. A short time later, the man disrobed and started throwing food at neighbors. The man attacked responding deputies, striking one of them multiple times in the head. Attempts to stop the attack with electric control weapons failed. The subject broke free, got into a car, and drove through a closed gate.

The man intentionally drove across multiple lanes of traffic and struck Corporal LaVigne's patrol car on the driver's door at a high rate of speed. Deputies were unable to free Corporal LaVigne, and he had to be extricated by rescue units. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The subject was arrested following the collision.

Corporal LaVigne had served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for thirty years and was killed the day before his last scheduled shift before retirement. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

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Officer Lavigne, thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God be with you and your family. The angels in heaven are singing. Bless you, brother.

Businessman Randy Johnson
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January 18, 2021

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