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Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Panel: 61-W: 25
Department: Broward County, Florida, S.O.
End of Watch: November 12, 2006
Years of Service: 6
Description: Deputy Sheriff Tephford was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop. Deputy Tephford stopped two suspicious vehicles and contacted dispatch for back-up and to run the plates. When back-up arrived one of the suspects exited his vehicle, produced a weapon and shot both deputies. Deputy Tephford died an hour later at a local hospital. The other deputy received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.