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Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister spoke about first responders' mental health in Tampa on Tuesday
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The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is teaming with the advertising agency ChappellRoberts on a new initiative called “First to Respond, Last to Ask for Help.” The program, which promotes suicide awareness for Tampa Bay’s first responders, was announced during a Tuesday conference.

Hillsborough County Sheriff cruiser parked in front of brick wall that has a postcard of Tampa.
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By Erin O'Brien

Reversing a previous position, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is now accepting proposals for body cameras for their deputies. 

Sheriff Chad Chronister talked about the 80 arrests from Operation Trade Secrets at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Monday.
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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced more than 80 arrests as the result of an ongoing sting investigation targeted at stopping sex trafficking.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has created a public service announcement to warn parents of the dangers of co-sleeping with infants.
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Two infants died in Hillsborough County this month as a result of co-sleeping, a practice where parents sleep in the same bed as their babies.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, eight children died from co-sleeping and seven suffocated in unsafe sleeping environments in 2018.

People who are homeless and have low incomes receive clothes from volunteers at University Mall in Tampa on March, 12.
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People who are homeless and those who earn lower incomes came to receive food, clothes and other social services at University Mall in Tampa on Tuesday.

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working on road safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists as the Tampa Bay area is ranked among the most dangerous metropolitan areas in the United States for pedestrians.

Malcolm Elmore Beard, a former Hillsborough County sheriff and Florida state senator, has died. He was 99.

Sheriff's deputies in Hillsborough have recovered a half-million dollar truckload of stolen tequila.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said he is "saddened beyond comprehension" that one of his own deputies killed family members and himself Wednesday. 

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A Tampa woman is being held without bond on first-degree murder charges after she allegedly dragged her 4-year-old daughter into the Hillsborough River and left the girl to drown.

A Tampa area firefighter is recovering from serious injuries after falling out of a fire truck on the way to a call.

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For the first time in Hillsborough County, a drug dealer will face murder charges after deputies said a man overdosed on an opioid that was sold to him.

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Just days after a Florida sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty, ceremonies were held in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday to remember fallen law enforcement officers.

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Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day, in which people are encouraged to clean out their old prescriptions and properly dispose them. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is one of many police departments that will be participating.

Danny Alvarez, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, said that properly disposing drugs will protect everyone from potential opioid abuse.

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Authorities say a Riverview man killed the mother of his children and their daughter, seriously injured their son and set their house on fire.

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Authorities in Hillsborough County say a man and woman were injured when shots were fired in a Home Depot parking lot in Brandon during an undercover gun buy involving two sheriff's deputies.

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Security guards in Hillsborough County fatally shot two people at a club that was hosting a teen night.

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A babysitter faces desertion charges after deputies say he abandoned three children near a busy Plant City road following a Christmas night crash.

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Two deputies rescued an 82-year-old Florida woman from a sinking car that had landed in a pond.

Coffee was poured and conversations flowed during Wednesday's “Coffee with a Cop” event in downtown Tampa. It was a day where people from a community shared a cup with their local law enforcement.

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Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Hillsborough County motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church.

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A Florida driver died when he drove into a large branch that had broken off and blocked the street.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has announced he plans to retire at the end of September.

In a letter to employees Friday, Gee called it one of the most difficult decisions of his career. He also thanked them for their service and said he's retiring to devote his time to his family.

Hillsborough PTC Comes To A Dead End

May 11, 2017
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A bill to dissolve the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission passed the Florida Legislature and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Scott. 

The PTC has faced criticism for trying to regulate ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. If Scott signs the bill, the agency will be officially dissolved Dec. 31.

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5/11 12:15 a.m. UPDATE: Updated at end with details of meeting between Coach Charlie Strong and Hillsborough Co. judge Margaret Taylor

A former University of South Florida football player who was arrested for an on-campus sexual battery last week is back in jail after being arrested for another alleged assault this past March.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says LaDarrius Jackson, 22, sexually battered a woman he knew in the bathroom of her Hillsborough County home March 27.

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Authorities in Florida say they're searching for a man suspected of kidnapping his estranged wife, who remains missing.

Witnesses told Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies they saw a screaming woman with her hands tied behind her back being forced into her SUV in a pharmacy parking lot Saturday night in Tampa.

Deputies said in a statement that 37-year-old Alisa Summers didn't return home after going to visit 39-year-old Trevor Steven Summers to talk about their marriage. They are separated and have injunctions against each other.

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Sheriff's officials say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting at the apartment where he was staying with his mother's boyfriend.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fire after emergency workers found one mobile home in flames and the one next door covered with graffiti.

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A wrong-way crash in Seffner on Friday left one man dead and another injured.

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