Detective Tom Breedlove

Detective Tom Breedlove

Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Tom Breedlove

Detective Tommy Breedlove died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Detective Breedlove had served with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office for 33 years. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 599

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, August 20, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen officer, Detective Tom Breedlove.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2021

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