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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-476

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 15, 2017
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    Accidental Death

    Knight was cutting a tree branch when it struck him and knocked him off of his ladder.

    • Thursday
    • September 14, 2017
    • Time: 2:54 PM
    • 5714 Puritan Road

    Victim:

    John Knight
    DOB: 10/08/55
    5704 Puritan Rd.
    Tampa, FL

     

    Details:

    On September 14, 2017 at approximately 2:54 p.m., deputies responded to a person down call at 5704 Puritan Rd. Upon arrival, deputies located John Knight laying on the ground. According to a witness, Knight was cutting a tree branch when it struck him and knocked him off of his ladder, causing him to fall 20-25'. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Knight deceased at 3:19 p.m.

     

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