Brevard Deputy Formerly With Miami-Dade Police Shot On Duty

MELBOURNE (CBSMiami) – A Brevard County sheriff’s deputy who once worked for the Miami-Dade police department was shot and killed Tuesday when she attempted to investigate a report of a theft. 2 people were questioned in the shooting.

Barbara Pill, a 52-year-old grandmother whose sons also found careers in law enforcement, was killed after she stopped a car which had been implicated in the theft of furniture at an Econolodge motel.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Pill called for backup as she stopped the car, but before other officers arrived, Brandon Lee Bradley, 22, and Andria Michelle Kerchner, 19, allegedly shot Pill and sped off, leaving her in the road.

They were arrested after a brief police chase.

Pill had 10 years in service at the Brevard Sheriff’s Office, and had worked for years as an employee of the Miami-Dade police Department.

Pill’s death is the first law enforcement death in Brevard County since 1996.

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  1. Carol says:

    There is no amount of money in this entire world for me to ever think of doing this job it is just to dangerous.

    I have ridden around with police officers several times but way before if became so dangerous and I saw what it was like first hand and it was tough then even though it wasn’t so scarey but you never really knew what the call was all about until you got there on the scene but for me it was very educational.

    MAY GOD GIVE HER FAMILY THE STRENGTH TO GO THROUGH THIS REALLY TOUGH TIME NOW AND FOR ALL TIME AS I AM SURE HE WILL!!!

  2. rausky79 says:

    My condolences to Officer Pill’s family. As a former Probation Officer, and with relatives in law enforcement, I truly understand the dangers involved in this type of work. My heart goes out to the family. I’m glad these murderers were caught,and that they get the death penalty.

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