TAMPA, Fla — UPDATE: Corporal Brian LaVigne's accused killer has been charged with murder. Click here for the latest updates.
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Corporal Brian LaVigne is being remembered as someone dedicated to his family and community, a great family man who worked to mentor the younger members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
LaVigne died Monday when a man, who was fleeing deputies, intentionally crashed into the driver's side of his cruiser on Lumsden Road, Sheriff Chad Chronister said. He was 54 years old.
Now, law enforcement agencies and state leaders from across the Tampa Bay area are reaching out to let the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office know it's in their thoughts.
LaVigne had one more day of work before he was to retire after 30 years, the sheriff said. He is survived by his wife and two adult children; one is a deputy with the sheriff's office.
On Wednesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said anyone who is interested in donating the Lavigne family is asked to do so through the Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation. You can find the link here.
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