Vice Chief Arthur L. Berry was killed in the line of duty in 1941.
Tampa Police - Vice Chief Detective Arthur Berry, 48, and Chief C. J. Woodruff were responding to a reported robbery at Boulevard and Grand Central Avenue on January 29, 1941.
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Their car collided with another at Ashley Drive and Lafayette Street, now known as Kennedy Boulevard. Chief Berry, who was thrown from the car, suffered 17 broken ribs and a punctured lung. He died two days later.
The robbery call was mistakenly reported and was in fact a purse snatching.
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