Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian Keith Tephford

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, November 12, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Keith Tephford

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!

Deputy Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Office

November 11, 2020

Thinking of Deputy Brian Tephford and this tragic loss for the deputies of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his three children and loved ones. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

November 11, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Tephford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 12, 2019

It was a good day today. I know a conviction will not bring you back, but I’m hoping it helps provide some closure for your friends and family. I truly miss you brother! Rest easy!

Brian Dodge

March 13, 2018

Heros are always remembered my brother. Rest in peace always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 12, 2017

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

August 20, 2016


My travels took me to tamarac tonight and the condos where this tragic event unfolded. As soon as I drove into the complex, I immediately thought of you and all the great times we had. I couldn't focus on anything for the rest of the night. I miss you brother. I still check in on Steph and the kids from time to time and I will continue to. Your not forgotten!

Brian Dodge

December 27, 2013

God bless you are not forgotten.


February 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Tephford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Continue to rest in peace hero, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 12, 2011

To the Tephford family we have not and will not forget your HERO. You are all in my prayers today as you face another EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 12, 2010

Hey Brian,
I don't have anything in particular to say. I've just been thinking about you brother. I still miss you like crazy. Whenever I get together with anyone from the 144 you always come up. The kids are getting big. Steph shows me pictures often. You should feel proud.
I was recently in DC for Police Week. Still feels weird seeing your name on that wall. When I first got in this line of work, I never thought I would personally know anyone on it.
Well, gotta go back to work. Keep an eye on all of us would ya?

Josh Nyce
Broward Sheriffs Office

June 23, 2010

Everytime I think about that night I get the same knots in my stomach. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I tell your story to the rookies in the hopes that it will make them a little more aware of the cowardly ambushes we're seeing more and more every day. I know it keeps me on my toes during every traffic stop I do at night. Thank you for watching over us. ...R.I.P. Brian...

Broward County Sheriff's Office

January 3, 2010

To Deputy Brian K. Tephford, his family and his fellow officers with the Broward County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Tephford’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Tephford and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 12, 2009

Tonight, I was looking over all my brother's who have been murdered in Broward County and I remember going to your funeral and reviewing this site brings back the same sick feeling I had that day. I have retired from South Florida Police work and have moved to North Ga. where I am currently a Deputy Sheriff. When I'm on a traffic stop and looking on my MDT computer thoughts of you come to mind and I constantly keep my eyes glancing at the vehicle I have on a 10-50. May God be with you and your family.
D/S P. Englishby # 2708
Forsyth County Sheriffs Office
North Georgia

Retired D/S P. Englishby # 4826
Palm Beach Co. Sheriffs Office

October 29, 2009

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, It will never go unforgotten.

Rest easy Deputy...

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2009

not a day goes by that i dont think about you or miss you like crazy!


July 27, 2009

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this second anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 12, 2008



November 12, 2008

It'll be two years tomorrow. I can hardly believe. It definitely hasn't seemed that long. I was talking to Andrew the other day about you and we both agree that you and Joe are probably best friends by now. I don't think any amount of time is going to make me not miss you. Watch over all of us down here. Love you. xo

Deputy R. Keller
Leon County

November 11, 2008

I am sitting here at work wondering what you are doing. I often wonder what you are doing. Are you riding a motorcylce on the gold streets? Are you cracking some joke? Grinning that ridiculous great grin of yours? The only thing I know for certain is that you are watching over me every second that I have this uniform on (and probably even when I dont). Thank you. And don't worry I've got it from here.. remember that you told me I could tell you that the day you retired... a million years before me! LOL

Deputy Keller
Leon County Sheriffs Office

September 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

May 22, 2008


I have left anything up here in a while, but there isn't a day that passes where I don't think about you. The city even announced they were naming a park after you, I think the ribbon cutting ceremony is next month. Keep watching out for us, we miss you!

Deputy Passman
Broward Sheriffs Office/Tamarac

April 25, 2008

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