Scenes from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Memorial for Fallen Heroes

2.3 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2023|

By Cindy Peterson

Scenes from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Memorial for Fallen Heroes

2.3 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2023|

On Tuesday morning, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial service, honoring the fallen Lake County law enforcement officers from 1919 to present day.

Our Fallen Heroes:

Chief Deputy Bob C. Wilcox – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 1919

Chief James Lee Hux – Leesburg Police Department – 1924

Town Marshal Robert Smithwick – City of Groveland – 1929

Chief Bishop W. Haney – Leesburg Police Department – 1937

Officer Jesse Beerbower – Leesburg Police Department – 1944

Officer Clinton M. Hyde – Mount Dora Police Department – 1959

Deputy Jean E. Daugharty – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 1993

Deputy William J. Marie – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 1994

Deputy Wayne J. Koester – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 2005

Sheriff Christopher C. Daniels – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 2006

Master Detention Deputy Lynn D. Jones – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 2020

Master Detention Deputy Richard M. Barry – Lake County Sheriff’s Office – 2020

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography, and video editing. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and produces Style Magazine's Sports Hub Podcast and the Healthy Living Podcast. She also produces for Beacon College’s Telly Award-winning PBS show, “A World of Difference.” When she isn’t working, Cindy loves traveling the National Parks with her husband , Ryan, and son, David, photographing wildlife.

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