Patrolman Eugene E. DeBerry

Patrolman Eugene E. DeBerry

Lakeland Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 14, 1985

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Eugene E. DeBerry

Patrolman DeBerry succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in 1966 while he attempted to overtake a speeding vehicle. The accident left him permanently paralyzed and he eventually succumbed to the injuries.

Patrolman DeBerry had served with the agency for 22 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 1, 1966

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Papa Gene,

Your story is one of victory, service, and dedication. You loved all those you met.
I wish I could have known you, but your story lives on in our whole family. I know I’ll see you someday and I hope you’ll have a big hug waiting for me.

Hillary Krieger

March 31, 2021

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