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Name: Albert Hogle
Date of Death: 05/14/2011
Age at death: 62
Military Service: United States Air Force
Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle passed away Monday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, the town's Police Department reported yesterday.
The accident occurred while Hogle, 63, had been riding with colleagues during an excursion. Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi told The Bradenton Herald that he had died instantly after his motorcycle ran off the road and struck a tree.
Called a "true Floridian" by The Longboat Key News, Hogle was a long-serving member of the police force in the Sarasota - Manatee area. Hogle was with the Sarasota Police Department for nearly three decades, from 1970 to 1998. He retired as Captain. He also served as Chief of the Bradenton Police Department from 2001 to 2002, and then as Police Chief of Longboat Key for 10 years. During his tenure in Sarasota and Bradenton's respective police forces, he also served as a City Commissioner in Sarasota.
Before his career began in the Sarasota Police Department, Hogle served in the U.S. Air Force, and graduated from both the University of South Florida and the FBI National Academy at Quantico.
Hogle is survived by his wife, Leslie, his mother, Norma Hogle, several relatives, as well as friends and colleagues from the three police departments that he served in.
Bradenton Councilwoman Marianne Barneby advised that Toale Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota will be in charge of funeral arrangements, and he will be buried at Sarasota's National Cemetary.
Memorial Services will be held Thursday, May 24 at 1 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Police Athletic League, Meals on Wheels, Shriners Hospital, All Faiths Food Bank or Angel Flight.
Arrangements will be handled by Toale Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota.