Moment of Silence

November 1, 2007

Sheriff Al Lamberti (center) stands with (from  l. to r.): Stefanie Tephford, Tony Yanniello (seated), Coral Springs Police Sgt. Bob Behan, Megan Behan (not seen), and Yanniello family friend Sam Rumble Thursday morning at a memorial service for five public servants who died in the line of duty.

Sheriff Al Lamberti (center) stands with (from  l. to r.): Stefanie Tephford, Tony Yanniello (seated), Coral Springs Police Sgt. Bob Behan, Megan Behan (not seen), and Yanniello family friend Sam Rumble Thursday morning at a memorial service for five public servants who died in the line of duty. Stefanie Tephford’s husband, Brian, died on November 12th, 2006 after being shot on a traffic stop while working a special detail in a Tamarac apartment complex. Tony Yanniello’s son, who shared his name, was shot and killed on October 18th, 1984 approaching a domestic disturbance near West Hollywood. The Behan’s brother, Patrick died on November 13th, 1990 after he was shot outside a Pembroke Park convenience store. All three were Broward Sheriff’s deputies.

Then-Broward County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Richard Korte died on October 3rd, 1999 following a prolonged line of duty illness. In 2003, Broward County Fire Rescue became Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. Korte’s family was present at the memorial service.

Also remembered was Lauderdale Lakes Police Officer Jerry Genova, who died in November 1972 while involved in a pursuit on his police motorcycle. The Lauderdale Lakes Police Department merged with BSO in March, 1977.

A wreath was placed on the memorial at the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex during the ceremony and the Broward Sheriff’s Office combined Honor Guard was joined by Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Davie, Sunrise and Coconut Creek Police Department Honor Guards.

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