Member Death Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery & Homicide Unit

Sergeant Michael Borland
Age: 44
Date of Hire: 07/15/1996

What:
Pinellas detectives are investigating the death of an off-duty sergeant who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

When:
The victim was found at about 9 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Where:
The victim was found in the parking lot of the St. Petersburg College- Veterinary Technology Center located at 12376 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Why/How:
According to detectives, the body of off-duty Sergeant Michael Borland was found in the parking lot of the St. Petersburg College- Veterinary Technology Center at about 9 a.m. on October 30, 2017.

Detectives say Sgt. Borland suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found deceased next to his cruiser. The death is considered a suicide.

Sgt. Borland was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 1996, and he worked in the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Sgt. Borland is survived by his wife who is a sergeant at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

We request that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.

Posted by Travis Sibley Monday, October 30, 2017 2:26:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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