"GREATER LOVE HATH NO ONE THAN THIS, THAT WE LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR OUR FELLOW MAN."

Dear Lord, 
Be with me in my role this day and every day;
Grant that each weary mile I patrol may ease a brother's way;
Let me be kindly to the old and to the young be strong;
But let me triumph over those whose acts are cruel or wrong,
And when my own last summons comes and I stand in Your court,
Lord, may my rest with You be long,
My punishment be short.

Fallen Hero John R. Kotfila, Jr. Photo

Deputy

John R. Kotfila, Jr.

Monday, September 9, 1985
Saturday, March 12, 2016

6 Years of service

Deputy Kotfila died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash with a wrong-way driver.

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Deputy

Mark A. Longway

Tuesday, May 8, 1962
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

6 Years of service

Deputy Longway died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash.

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Sergeant

Ronald Harrison

Saturday, August 25, 1951
Sunday, August 5, 2007

27 Years of service

Sergeant Harrison was shot and killed in his cruiser after leaving a DUI checkpoint in Brandon.

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Deputy

David A. Abella

Sunday, June 19, 1977
Wednesday, April 21, 2004

1 Years of service

Deputy Abella died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred while he was responding to a trespasser call.

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Deputy

Donna M. Miller

Thursday, February 9, 1961
Friday, May 8, 1987

8 Years of service

Deputy Miller died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred while responding to an in-progress shooting call.

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Deputy

Frederick T. Clark

Sunday, November 16, 1952
Thursday, May 7, 1987

7 Years of service

Deputy Clark died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred while en route to an in-progress shooting call.

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Corporal

Lemon Harvey

Monday, April 28, 1947
Tuesday, December 15, 1981

8 Years of service

Deputy Harvey was shot to death in his driveway as he exited his patrol unit at the end of his tour of duty.

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Deputy

James A. Allen

Thursday, March 27, 1919
Tuesday, May 21, 1974

9 Years of service

Deputy Allen suffered a heart attack and died following a very violent struggle with a jail inmate.

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Aux. Sgt.

Lee A. Hutchinson

Saturday, September 7, 1912
Saturday, July 25, 1970

4 Years of service

Aux. Sgt. Hutchinson died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred while en route to an emergency call.

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Sergeant

James Strachinsky

Tuesday, February 13, 1912
Thursday, September 4, 1969

13 Years of service

While attempting to quell a disturbance with a county jail inmate, Sergeant Strachinsky suffered a heart attack and died.

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Sergeant

Donald C. Williams

Monday, May 21, 1917
Monday, June 12, 1967

6 Years of service

While engaged in a riot suppression in the City of Tampa, Sergeant Williams suffered a heart attack and died.

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Sergeant

Ben P. Wilder, Jr.

Wednesday, February 28, 1923
Sunday, July 22, 1962

8 Years of service

While attempting a felony arrest, following the issuance of warrants, Sergeant Ben P. Wilder, Jr. was shot and killed by a suspect.

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Deputy

Robert M. Suarez

Wednesday, June 8, 1904
Sunday, September 3, 1944

Unknown Years of service

Deputy Suarez died of multiple stab and gun shot wounds while attempting to serve civil papers.

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Deputy

Ed Aulick

Thursday, April 18, 1901
Sunday, January 24, 1932

Unknown Years of service

Deputy Aulick died of multiple gun shot wounds sustained while responding to a call for service on his way home from work.

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Deputy

William E. Whitehurst

1870
Tuesday, April 4, 1893

Unknown Years of service

Deputy William E. Whitehurst was 23 years old when he became the first Hillsborough County Deputy to be killed in the line of duty. It was said he was "the bravest officer the town ever had." He was not " ... the obnoxious kind that delighted in showing his authority to others, but he believed in doing his duty."

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Deputy

Richard Roach

1848
Saturday, August 15, 1874

Unknown Years of service

Deputy Roach was shot and killed as he sat in his chair at his home in the suburbs of Tampa on Saturday night, August 22, 1874. His murder has never been solved.