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Chief of Police James Frank Surrency | Fernandina Beach Police Department, Florida Fernandina Beach Police Department, Florida

Chief of Police

James Frank Surrency

Fernandina Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, December 8, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief James Surrency was shot and killed while responding to a murder scene.

While off duty, Chief Surrency responded to a possible murder call. Within moments of his arrival, Chief Surrency was wounded by gunfire from the suspect. He was transported to a Jacksonville hospital where he later died from his wound.

Chief Surrency had served with the agency for 20 years, and at the time of his death, Chief Surrency occupied both roles of Police and Fire Chief. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and three grandsons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 8, 2011


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