Deputy Sheriff Andrew J. Kite

Deputy Sheriff Andrew J. Kite

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 20, 1899

Andrew J. Kite

Deputy Kite was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in downtown Lake Butler. During the arrest, two of the man's brothers opened fire on Deputy Kite, fatally wounding him. One of the men was convicted of manslaughter and the second was acquitted of the charges.

Deputy Kite also served as town marshal for Lake Butler. He was survived by his wife, mother, two brothers, and sister.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Guilty of manslaughter

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

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