BSO Suicide: A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy took his own life in South Miami-Dade

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy, who worked at the Broward County courthouse, took his own life Tuesday morning on a Homestead street, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to the Miami Herald. The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) did not name the deputy, but confirmed he had been with the department for 16 years and was off duty at the time of his death.

Deputy Under Investigation

Officials reported that the deputy died by suicide while he was “under investigation by a local law enforcement agency.” The deputy, who worked in Oakland Park, was being investigated for an “off-duty related incident.” The nature of the incident and the deputy’s identity were not disclosed by officials on Tuesday.

Earlier Report and Reaction

Local 10 News visited the deputy’s home, where several people had gathered, but no one was available to comment. A law enforcement source informed Local 10 News that the deputy’s brother arrived at the scene simultaneously with the responding deputies on Tuesday morning.

Official Statement from Broward Sheriff’s Office

BSO released a statement following the tragic event: “This is a difficult day for our agency as we try to help each other through the sudden loss of one of our deputies. Our immediate concern is for his family and co-workers, ensuring they have the resources and support they need to process this tragedy.”


The suicide of the Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy has left the community and his colleagues in shock and mourning. While the details surrounding the off-duty incident remain unclear, the focus now is on providing support to the deputy’s family and colleagues during this challenging time. The BSO continues to emphasize the importance of mental health resources and support for all members of the law enforcement community.