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Memorial page set up for corporal killed on duty

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Master corporal Brian LaVigne, killed by a fleeing suspect in Brandon, Florida, on Jan. 11, 2021, days before his retirement from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. (Polk County Sheriff's Office)

A memorial page has been set up for a Florida deputy killed in the line of duty.

Master Corporal Brian Lavigne was killed Monday when a wanted man crashed a car into his patrol car.

Anyone interested in donating to the LaVigne family is asked to do so through the Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation. This is the official way to donate to the family.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff Office's Motor Unite escorted Lavigne's body from the hospital to the medical examiner's office Monday night.

It was a very moving tribute to Lavigne. You can view it in the video player above.

Lavigne was just days away from his retirement. He leaves behind his wife and two grown children.

The sheriff's office thanks everyone for their support.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The sheriff's office said Travis Zachary Gabirel Garrett has been charged with first-degree murder, 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.




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