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Deanna Mendoza

Deanna Mendoza, 34, died Jan. 24, 2012, when she was shot by her husband. Deanna, who worked as a Tampa police dispatcher since 2009, was the department's employee of the month for January. She was recognized for volunteering to help supervisors train new dispatchers working the midnight shift. She also received praise for her ability to calmly handle chaotic emergency situations and for her upbeat attitude. The couple was married with three children.

Published in TBO.com from Jan. 24 to Feb. 23, 2013
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