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Release Number: 09-298

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

November 4, 2009


(813) 247-8060














Detention Deputy Kenneth Moon, 64 years old

Length of Employment: 22 years   




Burden, Douglas Emanuel DOB 12/11/84



News briefing


November 4, 2009  at 1:30 p.m.


Orient Road Jail












On November 2, 2009, at approximately 12:45 p.m. an inmate at the Orient Road Jail brutally attacked a HCSO Detention Deputy. The Detention Deputy was working at his desk inside a jail pod, when Inmate Douglas Burden who is currently in jail on various drug violations, charged the deputy and put him in a choke hold and began strangling the deputy.


Other inmates inside the pod who witnessed the attack, rushed to the deputy's aid preventing the deputy from being severely injured. During the struggle one inmate took the deputies radio and called for emergency assistance. Deputies responded and restrained the inmate and removed him to administrative confinement.


This incident highlights the extreme danger the men and women working at the Hillsborough County Department of Detention Services face everyday. Due to the overall professionalism and respect that detention deputies display towards the inmates on a daily basis, the inmates came to the deputy's aid preventing the deputy from being seriously injured.


Colonel James Previtera will hold a press conference at the Orient Road Jail at 1:30 pm to provide copies of the video along with answering any additional question regarding this incident.