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Officer Jeffrey Norman Ritchey | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Jeffrey Norman Ritchey

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, February 23, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 5914

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Officer Jeffrey Ritchey was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral procession.

He was passing the procession when a driver in process pulled out in front of him, causing a collision.

Officer Ritchey was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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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 20, 2016

 

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