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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-112

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 16, 2016
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    Funeral Arrangements For Deputy John Kotfila, Jr.

    Services for fallen HCSO Deputy Kotfila, Jr. will be Friday, March 18, 2016.
    • Friday
    • March 18, 2016
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • St. Timothy's Catholic Church
    • 17512 Lakeshore Road
    • Lutz, Florida


    Funeral services for Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. will be held at St. Timothy's Catholic Church located at 17512 Lakeshore Road in Lutz on Friday, March 18, 2016. Open visitation will be held from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The service will begin at 1:00 pm.

    Interment will be in Massachusetts.

    Anyone wishing to donate to the family of Deputy John R. Kotfila, Jr. may do so via the Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation. Please notate “Deputy Kotfila” with your donation.


    The Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation was created in memory of Deputy Lynn Sowers, following her tragic death in 1995. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to financially assist Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office employees who have suffered an unforeseen catastrophic event. To date, the Foundation has distributed over $1,000,000 to employees in need.
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