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Former FL Deputy Shot by SWAT Team During Standoff

Former FL Deputy Shot by SWAT Team During Standoff

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The Sun Sentinal via YellowBrix

January 01, 2011

BROWARD COUNTY – A former Broward Sheriff’s Office detention deputy is in critical condition after being shot by SWAT team members during a 3 1/2-hour standoff in Oakland Park on Thursday night.

Kelly Garrick, 41, was in critical condition at North Broward Medical Center on Friday evening after being taken back to the operating room earlier in the day, her sister, Trish Sealey, of Fairfax, Va., said in a telephone interview.

Garrick, who worked for the Sheriff’s Office from June 6, 1997, to Oct. 26, 2002, is facing five felony charges including trafficking oxycodone and withholding information from doctors, according to court records.

Garrick’s troubles began when she was injured on the job by an inmate, said Sealey, 45, a critical care nurse. Garrick, the second-youngest of seven sisters, suffered a concussion and nerve damage to her dominant hand and arm and was prescribed pain medication, Sealey said.

“She ultimately got addicted to the pain medication,” Sealey said. “It led to her demise, a slow demise and fall from grace. It’s just tragic.”

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