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Florida Sheriffs Association Statement on the Murder of Two Gilchrist County Deputies

April 19, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida stand united with Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Schultz, and his team today with the tragic news that two of his deputies were ambushed and murdered. The association, as well as surrounding counties, are assisting with the massive law enforcement response. In a family response, we have multiple agencies and sheriffs on-scene in Trenton, Florida. We are humbled by the countless offers of assistance and we grieve together as one family. We ask that Florida continue to support law enforcement and keep the community of Gilchrist county in your prayers.

-Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, President of the Florida Sheriffs Association

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Florida Sheriffs Association:
The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation made up of the Sheriffs of Florida, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 70,000 citizens throughout the state. Founded in 1893, FSA has steadfastly served the citizens of Florida by supporting the needs of the state's law enforcement community. Through the Florida Sheriffs Association, Sheriffs are given a forum to address lawmakers to push for positive changes in Florida’s public safety arena. FSA also provides Sheriffs' Offices much-needed programs such as affordable training, special task forces and legislative and legal services. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, FSA has established and funded the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches with facilities throughout the state to help restore hope, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation.