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BSO MOURNS LOSS OF TWO EMPLOYEES

Date: April 26, 2013
PIO Number: 13-4-20

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is mourning the deaths this week of two BSO employees.

Detention Aide Sharrice Mitchell died on Sunday, April 21. Mitchell began her career at BSO in April of 2003. She started as a detention aide at the Joseph V. Conte Facility and then shortly therafter transferred to the Paul Rein Facility.

“Sharrice always took initiative in her job performance and diligently worked to assist others,” BSO Department of Detention Captain Josefa Benjamin said. “The staff remembers Sharrice as a helpful person with a great sense of humor and as a loyal friend.”

Visitation will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Elijah Bells Funeral Service, 162 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Deerfield Beach High School, 910 S.W. 15th St., Deerfield Beach. Interment will follow at Pineview Cemetery, 400 S.W. 3rd Ave., Deerfield Beach.

Two days later, Deputy Devon Tatham died. He had been part of BSO since 2000 and was assigned to the Tamarac district.

“He was the epitome of a great deputy. He was loyal, trustworthy and hard-working,” Tamarac District Chief Neal Glassman said. “Everyone in the district will miss his dedication and commitment.”

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 27 at Palm Beach National Chapel, 10055 Heritage Farms Road in Lake Worth. Services will be at noon at the same location. Interment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, 10941 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.

“This has been a sad week for BSO as we lost two of our family members,” Sheriff Scott Israel said in a message to employees. “Please join me in offering your love and support to the families of Sharrice and Devon. I also ask you to take a moment and cherish your family and friends.”

This report by:
Dani Moschella/PIO

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