Correctional Officer Hoyt L. Ergle

Correctional Officer Hoyt L. Ergle

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, December 15, 1987

Hoyt L. Ergle

Officer Hoyt Ergle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 29 years earlier when he was accidentally shot in the neck while on the department's firing range. The round severed his spinal cord, rendering him a permanent paraplegic.

Officer Ergle was assigned to the Avon Park Correctional Institution at the time. He was survived by his wife, four children, and eight grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 19, 1958

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

December 15, 2017

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