Marquis Fitzgerald

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Service Record

Pinellas County Florida Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service December 17, 2018 - May 31, 2023.[1]
Last Known Status Resigned[1]

Incident Reports

2023 Threats

Fitzgerald sent texts to his wife including a picture of a used shooting target silhouette, as if the target represented the person with whom his wife was having an affair. Fitzgerald texted his mother-in-law the message, "Come get your daughter before I kill her".[1]

Response Timeline

On May 4, 2023, Fitzgerald was placed on unpaid administrative leave.[1]

Fitzgerald's actions were determined to not constitute a crime.[1]

2023 Threats

Marquis Fitzgerald booking photo
Marquis Fitzgerald

On May 27, 2023, Fitzgerald sent his wife a video showing a couple having sex when another man enters the room and stabs the woman. Fitzgerald told his wife that he "just wanted you to see what some people do when that happens".[1]

Response Timeline

On May 31, 2023, Fitzgerald was charged with one felony count of Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Harm. Fitzgerald admitted to sending the video and messages to his wife.[1]

On May 31, 2023, Fitzgerald resigned in lieu of termination.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Deputy Arrested After Sending Threatening Communications to Wife, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 2023-06-01