2023 Volusia/Flagler Law Enforcement Memorial; Sheriff Staly is Guest Speaker

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This year in Daytona at the Daytona Memorial Park, Sheriff Staly spoke as the guest speaker for the Volusia/Flagler Memorial. FCSO Chief David Williams also gave a speech, prayer and benediction for the fallen law enforcement officers who died while serving both Volusia and Flagler County.

Multiple key speakers and salutes, musical ensembles and a rifle salute were done in honor of the fallen officers.

“The men and women who protect our communities each and every day have not just devoted their lives to public service, they’ve taken an oath to give up their lives to ensure our safety,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This past year 246 extraordinary law enforcement officers answered such a call and sadly lost their life while serving their communities across the United States. When faced with danger, these men and women ran toward danger instead of away from it. 10 of those fallen heroes in 2022 were from Florida.”

Below, you can see the officers and K-9’s who died while serving, listed below.

Sheriff Jefferson D. Kurtz

Deputy Sheriff William K. Kremer

Deputy Sheriff Charles M. Kurtz

Chief Deputy William P. Edwards

Sheriff Perry Hall

Deputy Sheriff George Durrance

Deputy Frank Smith

Officer Lewis Tanner

Officer Benny P. Strickland

Officer L.B. Hall

Officer Willie R. Denson

Officer Elmer L. Michael

Detective Harry F. Raines

Trooper Edwin Gasque

Deputy Alva Hayman

Deputy Donald Shackleford

Sergeant George Tinsley

Officer Sam Etheredge

Deputy Sheriff Frank Genovese

Officer Greg J. Sorenson

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Saboda

Officer Timothy T. Pollard

Officer Kevin J. Fisher

Deputy Sheriff Charles T. Sease

Trooper Darryl L. Haywood, Sr.

Officer Robert F. Grim, Sr.

Officer Roy L. Nelson, Jr.

K-9 Caesar

Officer Donna Fitzgerald

Captain John I. McDonough

Sergeant Francesco Luigi Celico

K-9 Forest

Officer Thomas Coulter

Sergeant Justin White

Officer Jason Robert Raynor

Deputy 1st Class Paul Luciano

Officer Adam J. Webb

Sergeant Dominic Eugene Guida

04/25/1895

12/10/1898

09/03/1907

11/05/1907

08/21/1927

08/25/1927

1927

10/26/1930

01/23/1931

08/28/1932

04/30/1937

02/17/1942

01/13/1945

10/26/1961

1974

1979

05/07/1979

12/25/1980

06/03/1982

07/26/1982

11/06/1982

09/22/1987

09/04/1998

07/05/2003

10/02/2004

11/13/2004

08/13/2005

08/13/2005

06/25/2008

02/16/2011

09/09/2011

11/22/2016

05/21/2018

08/05/2021

08/17/2021

08/26/2021

09/01/2021

11/09/2021

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Daytona Beach Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

DeLand Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Florida Highway Patrol

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

DeLand Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

Ponce Inlet Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Florida Highway Patrol

Ormond Beach Police Department

New Smyrna Beach Police Department

New Smyrna Beach Police Department

Florida Department of Corrections

Volusia County Beach Patrol

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office:

Daytona Beach Police Department

Port Orange Police Department

Daytona Beach Police Department

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Daytona Beach Police Department

Bunnell Police Department

In the year 1960, President Kennedy declared that May 15th was National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which falls in what has been dubbed National Police Week. This week which was adopted by Congress in 1962, pays special recognition to law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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