Deputy Brian Tephford
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Sunday, November 12, 2006
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 10622
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, November 11, 2006
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody
Deputy Brian Tephford was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop.
Deputy Tephford was performing extra duty at the Versailles Gardens condominium, in Tamarac, when he stopped two suspicious vehicles at approximately 11:00 pm. Deputy Tephford called for an additional unit to assist him. After the second unit arrived the suspects approached Deputy Tephford's patrol car and opened fire, striking both deputies. Deputy Tephford was sitting in his patrol car running the suspects on the computer when he was shot.
Both deputies were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where Deputy Tephford died from his wounds an hour later. The second deputy sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound.
Both suspects were arrested a short time later.
Deputy Tephford had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
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