Corporal Lemon Harvey

Corporal Lemon Harvey

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, December 15, 1981

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Lemon Harvey

Corporal Lemon Harvey was shot and killed in the driveway of his home on Bessie Dix Road, in Thonotosassa, as he exited his patrol car at the end of his shift.

The suspect who shot him was hired by another man to kill him over a personal matter. Both suspects were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Corporal Harvey had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, at home

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I was a 5 or 6 when this happened. I do remember the coverage it wouldn't be until I was a teen to be introduced to his daughter which I didn't know it was his daughter until 30years later. We will never know your influence that you would have had.

James Marion

May 1, 2019

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