Deputy Brian Tephford

February 19, 1972 - November 12, 2006

Deputy Brian Tephford, 34, a six-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO), died after being shot during a traffic stop while working a special detail in Tamarac. Responding to Deputy Tephford's call for back-up, Deputy Corey Carbocci arrived on-scene to assist. Shortly thereafter, both deputies were fired upon. Neither deputy had a chance to fire his weapon. Deputy Carbocci is expected to make a full recovery.

Following graduation from the 144th Corrections Academy, Deputy Tephford was sworn-in as a BSO detention deputy sheriff in March 2001. Deputy Tephford served in the Main Jail and then transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement as a cadet. He graduated from the 216th Academy in April 2003 and took the oath as a law enforcement deputy sheriff in May 2003.

Assigned to patrol in BSO's District 7, the City of Tamarac, Deputy Tephford was also a member of BSO's Field Force. He was named Employee-of-the-Month in December 2005, and in January 2003, Sheriff Jenne presented him with BSO's prestigious Lifesaving Award for saving an inmate from suicide.

Deputy Tephford leaves behind a 4-year old daughter and young twins. The Deputy Brian Tephford Memorial Fund has been established at the Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County. The fund will be used to create a trust account to be managed outside the foundation to help meet the educational needs of his children.

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Deputy Brian Tephford

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Memorial to BSO Deputy Brian Tephford

Memorial to BSO Deputy Brian Tephford

This video tribute was prepared by the Broward Sheriff's Office following Deputy Tephford's funeral services on November 17, 2006. Click to view.