Sheriff Joseph A. Peeler

Sheriff Joseph A. Peeler

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1894

Joseph A. Peeler

Sheriff Peeler succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier when he was shot while attempting stop an argument between two friends at the train station in Green Cove Springs.

Sheriff Peeler had served as sheriff for 5 years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 5, 1894
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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