To honor the heroes of sheriffs' offices who gave their lives in the line of duty, the Florida Sheriffs Association created the FSA Law Enforcement Memorial in 2002.OUR FALLEN HEROES
The memorial was the vision of the late Buddy Phillips, who as FSA executive director wanted a permanent memorial wall with the names of officers engraved on it, much like the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. He also wanted to include a sculpture representing the impact their sacrifice has on the colleagues and loved ones of those who are lost.
The sobering bronze figures are a perfect complement to the powerful curved marble wall engraved with the names of the fallen officers. Combined with the majestic oaks and serene landscaping, visiting the memorial is a moving experience.
The names of those who gave their lives the prior year are added to the wall during the annual memorial service. The wall and monument are located in front of the FSA headquarters, 2617 Mahan Drive, in Tallahassee.
The Florida sheriffs mourn the loss of those recently killed in the line of duty.
End of Watch: December 31, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart AttackBroward County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: September 15, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart AttackSt. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: September 10, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicle AccidentHardee County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: January 09, 2017
Cause of Death: Vehicular AssaultOrange County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: November 22, 2016
Cause of Death: Vehicular AssaultNassau County Sheriff’s Office
The Florida sheriffs join the nation in honoring its fallen heroes during the month of May. Use the links below to learn more about memorial events.