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Florida deputy killed in crash just 1 shift from retirement

Officials say a Florida sheriff’s deputy with one shift left before retirement was intentionally hit and killed by a man who was fleeing law enforcement.

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Officials say a Florida sheriff’s deputy with one shift left before retirement was intentionally hit and killed by a man who was fleeing law enforcement.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said late Monday Corporal Brian LaVigne was set to retire on Tuesday.

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Now, multiple charges are pending against 28-year-old Travis Zachary Gabriel Garrett.

Deputies were called to Garrett’s apartment regarding erratic behavior on Monday. Deputies spoke to him and cleared the call.

A short time later neighbors called again.

This time, the sheriff says Garrett attacked responding deputies.

They tried using a stun gun, but he got into a car and fled. Chronister says Garrett hit LaVigne's vehicle intentionally.