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Deputy Sheriff James Arthur Bevis | Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Florida Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

James Arthur Bevis

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # J-9

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff James Bevis was shot and killed by two suspects who had just robbed a convenience store in Malone. One of the suspects gained control of Deputy Bevis' gun and shot him.

Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Deputy Bevis was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was survived by his wife and two children.

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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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