Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies Honor Fallen Officers

Green Cove Springs, Fla. May 2 – Sheriff Darryl Daniels and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office will remember those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Join us at the Detective David A. White Memorial Headquarters, 901 N. Orange Ave. – Green Cove Springs, for the 2017 Police Memorial Ceremony on May 9 at 10 a.m. There will be a 21-gun salute and last call in honor of our fallen heroes.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Fallen Officers:

Detective David White

Det. White was shot and killed during a drug investigation on February 16, 2012. Just 35 years old at the time of his death, he was posthumously named our agency’s 2011 Deputy of the Year for his work to reduce the illegal pill trade in Clay County.

Sergeant Kenneth “Eddie” Hayes

Sgt. Hayes, 39, died on May 26, 2002 as a result of a heart attack.

Deputy Wilson Walker

Dep. Walker died on December 17, 1994 as a result of medical complications caused by materials used during his work as an evidence technician.

Auxiliary Deputy Arthur Caton

Auxiliary Dep. Caton died on July 15, 1979 as a result of a heart attack suffered while working a traffic detail in Orange Park.

Sergeant Richard Watkins

Sgt. Watkins died on May 3, 1976 after responding to an attempted suicide call. A fatal crash occurred while he was following an ambulance in route to the hospital.

Sheriff Theodore Cherry

Sheriff Cherry served from 1911 until his death on July 6, 1913. A suspect shot and killed him during an interview.

Sheriff Charles Wilson

Sheriff Wilson served from 1905 until his death on July 10, 1906. A suspect shot and killed him during an arrest attempt aboard a train.

Sheriff Josephus Peeler

Sheriff Peeler served from 1889 until his death on May 10, 1894. He was shot while trying to stop an argument between two men at a train station.

Chris Padget