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Saturday, September 11, 2004

[FL] Deputy Garrison's wife says he threatened murder-suicide

"For Immediate Release"
Deputy Charged with Aggravated Assault with Firearm
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 OR (863) 819-0397 Pager
Date: September 10, 2004
A Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged last night with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and transported to a mental health facility for evaluation after threatening to harm himself and his wife. Kevin Garrison, DOB 1/26/54, (address not released due to law enforcement status) was arrested and charged by officers of the Winter Haven Police Department and transported to Winter Haven Hospital for psychological evaluation under provisions of the Baker Act. According to Winter Haven Police, at around 11 p.m. last night (Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004) Garrison was sitting in his living room and holding a handgun in his lap. He reportedly threatened to shoot his wife and himself. Fearing for her safety, his wife left the residence and called for help... Garrison, who is a member of the traffic unit, joined the Sheriff's Office in 1989, and resigned in 1993. He was hired again in 1994, resigning in 1997. He was hired again in 1998. He has been employed with the PCSO for a total of 6 years.... Following his arrest, Garrison was placed on administrative leave with pay pending the results of both the criminal investigation and an internal review...

Deputy Charged In Handgun Assault
The Ledger
September 11, 2004
WINTER HAVEN - A Polk County sheriff's deputy was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a handgun at 11 p.m. Thursday, according to a Winter Haven police report. Kevin Garrison, 50, a member of the sheriff's traffic unit, threatened to shoot his wife and himself, the report said. At one point, Garrison left the room, and his wife left the home and asked for help, the report said. When Winter Haven officers arrived at his home, they found Garrison holding a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber handgun in his lap...

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