Hillsborough County deputy killed in crash was one shift from retirement

Suspect charged with murder

Hillsborough County deputy killed in crash was one shift from retirement
Cpl. Brian Lavigne was killed in a crash Monday. (Source: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

TAMPA, Fla. (WWSB) - The man accused of killing a Hillsborough County deputy in a crash is now facing murder charges.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff, Travis Zachary Gabriel Garrett, 28, is charged with first-degree murder after they say he deliberately crashed into the Cpl. Brian LaVigne’s cruiser during a pursuit.

Garrett is also facing other charges including DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting arrest, felony criminal mischief and aggravated fleeing to elude.

LaVigne was set to retire and had one shift left in his career.

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