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Officer Gary Bevel
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: May 17, 1983
Location of Incident: E. 26th Street and Boulevard
Weapon Used: Firearm, .22cal handgun
Suspect Info: Unknown, sentenced to life

Officer Gary Bevel was shot six times and killed as he attempted to arrest a woman who had made a false report about damage to her car.

The suspect was sentenced to death in four separate trials, but each sentence was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court and her sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison with the eligibility of parole. In February 2007 her parole request was denied. Her parole was denied again in 2011.

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