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Fla. Deputy Fatally Shot After Pursuit

March 06, 2012  | 

A female Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot Tuesday morning in Melbourne while investigating a motel burglary, reports the Associated Press.

The deputy has been identified by ODMP as Barbara Pill.

At about 11 a.m., deputies responded to a report that two suspects were stealing furniture from the Melbourne Econo Lodge at the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Silver Heron Drive.

Deputy Pill spotted the suspects and chased their vehicle until the drove into a ditch. Shots were fired and the deputy was hit in the face. The suspects were apprehended after the shooting, reports WOFL.

Comments (11)

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CT LEO RET @ 3/6/2012 5:01 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Pill's family and her brother officers.

chuck @ 3/6/2012 5:06 PM

I work armed security here in las vegas. Thank ypu law enforcement for what you do. RIP officer Pill. Im dedicating my shift to you tonite

Morning Eagle @ 3/6/2012 10:29 PM

How sad that Deputy Pill's life was taken from her, her family, and fellow officers. She was trying to do her job and these two pieces of human excrement just snuffed out her life as if it were nothing. Perhaps I have gotten really cranky in my old age but why were they only apprehended?

Commander Griffin @ 3/7/2012 4:19 AM

Our entire unit sends our prayers and thoughts to the family of Deputy Pill, and are support to the BCSO. RIP Sister Barbara.

M.Conner @ 3/7/2012 5:31 AM

Thank you Deputy Pill for you service. Rest in Peace, they got them!

Oliver @ 3/7/2012 6:31 AM

RIP sister. You have done your job now you can rest. Than you for your service and for being a fighter.

BCSO Deputy Sergeant @ 3/7/2012 8:24 AM

Deputy Pill had two adult sons (both are LEOs) and she was a grandmother. She was a LEO for over thirty years and was formerly iwth Miami-Dade PD. The suspect that shot her was a 22-year old career criminal with a long history of violent behavior, to include drug dealing, weapons violations, and resisting arrest. He has been charged with 1st degree murder of an LEO. Florida has the death penalty and I fervently hope that true justice is done in this case.

LVMPD Sergeant @ 3/7/2012 8:51 AM

Always saddens me when a fellow officer is killed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and fellow deputies at Brevard S.O., where my son is a detective. Fire up Old Sparky for BOTH suspects!

AlbanyGA @ 3/7/2012 10:58 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Pill. May God bless you all.

A.DUARTE WMCDPS @ 3/8/2012 8:27 PM


shield20 @ 3/14/2012 6:06 AM

Thoughts and prayers with Deputy Pill, her family and colleagues in BCSO.

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