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Levy County Sheriff’s Office honors fallen officers

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 5:34 PM EDT
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BRONSON, Fla. (WCJB) - It was an emotional day for some Levy County families as they remembered their loved ones who died in the line of duty.

“We just don’t want them to ever think they’ll be forgotten,” said Bobby McCallum, Levy County Sheriff.

Whether they lost their loved one this year or more than 70 years ago, family and friends leaned on one another.

“We really started memorializing Deputy Ellzey in the last 8 or 10 years. It kind of got left because it’s such a death 77 years since he died at this point,” said McCallum.

Sheriff’s officials shared stories of times they spent with the fallen officers.

One woman whose husband died in the line of duty more than 30 years ago, said while he’s gone, services like these keep his memory alive.

“As long as they’re still in someone’s heart, or in their thoughts, or if we speak about them, then they are still here with us,” said Lori Moss, widow of Cpl. David Moss.

She said other surviving families and deputies continue to be a great support system.

“To put so much of their heart and soul into this profession and then to have them taken like that, to have others remember and include us is so heart filling,” she said.

By sharing stories, banding together, and announcing their names, residents are keeping the memory alive of the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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