Deputy Brian Tephford, 34, of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop. Deputy Tephford was performing extra duty at the Versailles Gardens condominium, in Tamarac, FL when he stopped two suspicious vehicles after he suspected one of the vehicle was stolen because it had the wrong tag, Sheriff Ken Jenne said.
At approximately 11:00 pm. Deputy Tephford called for an additional unit to assist him. Deputy Corey Carbocci was dispatched to the scene. After the second unit arrived, the suspects approached the patrol cars and opened fire, striking both deputies. Neither deputies had a chance to fire his own weapon. Carbocci, who was wearing a protective vest when he was shot four times, was in stable condition at Broward General Medical Center and was expected to make a full recovery. Tephford, who was shot twice, was not wearing a protective vest. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Illegal alien Eloyn D. Ingraham was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Illegal aliens Bernard Forbes and Andre Delancy were charged with accessory after the fact. Deputy Tephford is survived by young twins and a 4-year-old daughter.
Three Bahamian men were charged last week in connection with opening fire on the two deputies - killing one and seriously injuring the other. Eloyn Devon Ingraham, 28, was charged with first degree murder of Deputy Tephford, 34, and the attempted murder of Deputy Carbocci, 37, according to the Broward County Sheriff's office. Two other men, both Bahamians, who were seen on surveillance video with Ingraham, were also arrested. Arron Bernard Forbes, 22, and Andre M Delancy,l9, were charged with accessory after the fact.
Delancy, 19, and Forbes, 22, are reportedly Bahamian nationals illegally in the US.
The defendants are charged with one count each of attempted murder and murder. Since two of the defendants are illegal aliens they will not be freed even if they post bail. Police caught the bunch in a Dania, FL hotel with 5 guns and ammo.
Delancy was previously arrested by Hollywood, Florida in 2004. Delancy was charged with removing the serial number from a gun.
When Alyssa Tephford learned that her father had been killed, she immediately began drawing pictures and writing cards. The 4-year-old tied the notes to her ''Daddy'' onto balloons and then released them into the sky, hoping that her father, Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Brian Tephford, would see them in heaven.
A letter written by Alyssa was read aloud by Sheriff Ken Jenne during a memorial service Friday in Fort Lauderdale honoring Tephford, who was gunned down Nov. 11 during a traffic stop in Tamarac. ''My Mommy told me a very bad man hurt my Daddy and now my Daddy is dead,'' the letter read. ``I was very sad. I cried and cried.''