2020 Reserve Deputy of the Year
Reserve II Deputy Edwin M. Kurtzeborn
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Lt. Edwin M. Kurtzeborn is a Hillsborough County Reserve II Deputy. February 26, 2020 marked his 49th year of service. Edwin has been honored to have served under five sheriffs since February 26, 1971: Malcolm Beard, Walter Heinrich, Cal Henderson, David Gee and now Chad Chronister.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” said Muhammed Ali. Edwin’s journey of service in Hillsborough County started when he switched after five years from being a Tampa Auxiliary Patrolman and joined the Communication Auxiliary, now known as Reserve II. His years have been filled with a lifetime of achievements.
Edwin has been a Reserve II training lieutenant. He attended the NRA Police Firearms Instructor’s school. Was listed as a senior Firearms Instructor for many years. He was in the first graduating Reserve II motorcycle officer’s class. Lt. Kurtzeborn was a Reserve II motorcycle officer for 16 years.
Lt. Kurtzeborn has served with aviation, marine patrol and security at the Port of Tampa. He was selected to be the assistant coordinator for scheduling off duty security officers from all agencies for details at the Port for cargo ships after 9-11.
He has been privileged to be a competitor at the Bianchi Cup. Has competed at the National Police Shooting Championship for 36 years. In fact, he has competed in police pistol competitions through out the country.
Presently, you can find Lt. Kurtzeborn riding with Reserve II Captain Todd Adams on the late night shift. He recently received several commendation dealing with Patrol Deputies and Street Crime Units. In 2019, he accumulated over 500 service hours. He is honored to be serving with the finest in the country.
Lt. Kurtzeborn is married to Julie. Has a sister, son, daughter, son-in-law, and three grandsons.