The Florida Sheriffs Association is holding its annual memorial ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty. May is dedicated to remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Please join us to pay respects to these fallen heroes, their families, law enforcement colleagues and all the men and women who gave their lives in service to Florida’s citizens.
Established in 2002, the Florida Sheriffs Association incorporated the granite Memorial Wall to honor sheriff’s officers who had fallen in the line of duty. It is a tribute to remember the sheriffs and deputies who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect Floridians, while respecting those who have passed. On the wall is an engraved verse that embraces these fallen heroes and the sacrifices they have made: “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.” John 15:13.
The names added to the Memorial Wall are:
- Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Norman Lewis | End of Watch: Monday, January 9, 2017| Cause of Death: Motorcycle crash
- Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges | End of Watch: Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Cause of Death: Vehicle crash
- St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Captain Charlie Scavuzzo | End of Watch: Friday, September 15, 2017 | Cause of Death: Heart attack
- Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Ryan | End of Watch: Sunday, December 31, 2017| Cause of Death: Heart attack
WHO: Florida Sheriffs, community & state leaders, policymakers, FSA leadership
WHERE: Memorial Wall at the Florida Sheriffs Association Headquarters
2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308
WHEN: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKER: The Honorable Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial Officer