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Victim: Deputy Brian Tephord

On November 12, 2006, Dep. Tephord made a routine traffic stop, while sitting in his patrol car, running the suspects’ information when Bahamian nationals Andre Delancey and Bernard Forbes opened fire on him. Dep. Tehord was taken to the hospital, where








Perpetrator: Eloyn Devon Ingraham

Crime Description:

Deputy Brian Tephford fatally shot during traffic stop; suspects in custody

Deputy Brian Tephford, 34, a six-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff's Office, was shot and killed late Saturday night during a traffic stop as he worked a special detail in Tamarac.  Deputy Corey Carbocci, 37, who was called to assist the traffic stop, was also shot during the incident.

Late Sunday afternoon, Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne announced the deputy's killer had been arrested.

BSO deputies and SWAT team members, with assistance from numerous other local and federal law enforcement agencies, converged on the Roadway Inn & Suites and arrested 28-year-old Eloyn Devon Ingraham. Two other males, seen in surveillance video released Sunday, were later taken into custody at the same hotel.

"This was a heartless, cold-blooded assassination," Sheriff Jenne said at a Sunday afternoon media briefing.

Deputy Tephford conducted the traffic stop in the 8000 block of West Colony Circle while on a special detail at the Versailles Gardens Condominium. He called for back-up and shortly after Deputy Carbocci arrived at the scene, both were fired upon. Deputy Tephford was shot twice and Deputy Carbocci was shot four times. Neither deputy had a chance to fire his weapon. They were rushed to Broward General Medical Center where Deputy Tephford was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday morning. Deputy Carbocci is expected to recover.

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, the Sheriff 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.



Documentation:

Victim: Deputy Brian Tephord, Broward County Sheriff’s Department

On November 12, 2006, Dep. Tephord made a routine traffic stop, while sitting in his patrol car, running the suspects’ information when Bahamian nationals Andre Delancey and Bernard Forbes opened fire on him. Dep. Tehord was taken to the hospital, where he died an hour later.

Delancey was arrested in 2004 on gun charges and should have been deported, but was allowed to remain in the U.S.

Dep. Tephord, 34 left behind a wife and three young children