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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

R.I.P.: Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill


Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill
Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53
Tour: 15 years
Badge # 644
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 3/6/2012
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: In custody

Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Estates Lane, in Melbourne, shortly before 11:15 am.

The vehicle was wanted in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. As Deputy Pill made contact with the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle he opened fire on her, striking her multiple times. Responding deputies, Melbourne police officers, and Florida troopers chased the vehicle a short distance until it crashed on Turtlemound Road. A male and female subject in the vehicle were taken into custody and face charges in connection with Deputy Pill's murder.

Deputy Pill was transported to the Holmes Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to the gunshot wound.

Deputy Pill had been in law enforcement for 30 years and served with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons who also serve in law enforcement, and a grandchild.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Jack Parker
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
700 Park Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780