Fallen Clay County sheriffs and deputies honored at Spring Park

For Clay Today
Posted 5/13/21

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A steady rain, along with the periodic flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder served as a somber backdrop as Clay County honored former sheriffs and deputies who lost …

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Fallen Clay County sheriffs and deputies honored at Spring Park

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A steady rain, along with the periodic flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder served as a somber backdrop as Clay County honored former sheriffs and deputies who lost their lives in the line of duty on Thursday, May 6. More than 100 officers from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Green Cove Springs, Orange Park and Clay County Schools police departments stood at attention as family members arrived at Spring Park to lay yellow roses in front of photographs at an alter to recognize all 10. Sheriffs Josephus A. Peeler, Charles M. Wilson and Theodore S. Cherry were remembered, as well as Sgts. Richard Watkins, Eddie Hayes and Eric Twisdale, deputies Wilson Walker and Ben Zirbel, detective David A. White and auxiliary deputy Arthur Caton were remembered as part of National Police Week ceremonies.

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