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Hero Down: Palm Beach County Sgt. Tammy Davis-Partridge Dies During Honeymoon

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Tammy Davis-Partridge served her department for over eight years.

Las Vegas, NV – Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) Sergeant Tammy Davis-Partridge died on Oct. 7 while on her honeymoon in Las Vegas.

The 32-year-old sergeant and her husband, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Andrew Flink, were married just three days prior to her sudden death, WPBF reported.

Sgt. Davis-Partridge’s body was discovered in the bathroom of their Luxor Hotel room, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office.

Her cause of death has not been released.

The couple’s families and a small group of friends were also in Las Vegas to celebrate the nuptials.

Her brother, firefighter Chris Davis-Partridge, said that his sister “lit up every room she walked into,” WPBF reported.

“She’s got a heart of gold and is the best sister a brother could ask for,” he said. “We all lost someone great.”

Because Sgt. Davis-Partridge’s father had passed away, Chris took his place during traditional aspects of her wedding and reception, WPEC reported.

“Walking her down the aisle…I got to do the father-daughter dance with her,” he said. “When I was dancing with her, she was laughing and cracking up. It was typical Tammy. She was sweet, she was funny, she was the life of the party.”

Sgt. Davis-Partridge joined the PBCSO on June 27, 2011, according to her obituary.

“On February 12th, 2018, Tammy became the youngest female to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in her [agency’s] long and storied history,” the tribute read. “Tammy had a passion for helping others and…[was] about as patriotic as anyone you will meet.”

Her family said she would be remembered “for her personality, infectious smile, and caring nature.”

“The Western Region Bureau and District 15 are saddened to report that Deputy Tammy Davis Partridge passed away,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement to WPEC. “Please keep her family in your prayers.”

In addition to her husband and brother, Sgt. Davis-Partridge leaves behind “countless friends,” according to her obituary.

She was laid to rest on Wednesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Tammy Davis-Partridge, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Holly Matkin - October Fri, 2019


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