Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-026

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 19, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • J.D. Callaway : jcallawa@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8058

    Fallen Hero Takes Final Trip Through Hillsborough County

    Sheriff's deputies will escort the fallen hero from MacDill Air Force Base to a funeral home in Plant City.
    • Wednesday
    • January 20, 2010
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa
    Fallen Hero:

    U.S. Army Sgt. David A. Croft, Jr.
    Plant City
    Age: 22

    On Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10 a.m., fallen hero David Croft will arrive at MacDill Air Force Base. HCSO deputies will escort the hero and his family to Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. The escort route will include downtown Tampa, Brandon, Dover and Plant City. The escort is expected to leave MacDill AFB between 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    The escort route will afford the public the opportunity to pay their respects to the soldier and his family.

    Note: Traffic will be affected at various locations as the escort makes it way to Plant City.

    Sgt. Croft was killed in combat on January 5, 2010 in Iraq.

    Here is the escort route for the fallen hero:


    WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010


    1000 hrs: Army Sgt. David A. Croft, Jr.  arrives at MacDill Air Force Base


    1030-1100 hrs. (approximate): HCSO Escort departs MacDill AFB


    Ø    Escort proceeds north on Bayshore Boulevard to

    Ø    East on Platt Street Bridge to

    Ø    North on Florida Avenue to

    Ø    East on Jackson Street to

    Ø    North on Jefferson Street to

    Ø    East on Twiggs Street to

    Ø    Channelside Drive to

    Ø    East on SR 60 to

    Ø    North on Turkey Creek Road to

    Ø    East On MLK Jr. Blvd to

    Ø    Haught Funeral Home (708 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Plant City)

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