Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton

Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, January 4, 1989

Frank Nelson Seton

Deputy Sheriff Frank Seton died after falling from a helicopter during a search for two suspects.

Deputy Seton was off duty when he heard a call of a deputy stopping five shooting suspects. After assisting the deputy arrest three of the suspects, he began searching a densely wooded area. He requested the helicopter lift him out of the area and over a flooded ditch. During the lift, he lost his grip and fell from the helicopter.

Deputy Seton was survived by his wife, also a deputy, and his daughter.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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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

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Florida Sheriffs Association

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