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Hernando County detective dies after contracting COVID-19

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Posted at 6:56 PM, Sep 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 14:56:04-04

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A Hernando County deputy has lost his battle with COVID-19. Detective Tommy Breedlove died at the age of 54.

Detective Breedlove was recently hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. He lost his battle late Saturday night.

Detective Breedlove worked in major case investigations and was in charge of the agency's sexual offender/ sexual predator monitoring program since 2006.

He began his law enforcement career at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the Florida Keys in 1988. In June 1998, he started at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Detective Breedlove is survived by his wife and seven children.

"Please keep his wife and children, as well as his church family, in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve this loss," the sheriff's office said.

Law enforcement personnel, friends of the family and the public can attend the viewing on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 1100 W Highland Boulevard, Inverness, FL 34452.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

At the conclusion of the memorial service, a procession to the Lake Lindsey Cemetery for a short graveside service and full law enforcement honors will be held.