Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin LeMont Zirbel

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Benjamin LeMont Zirbel

Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash two days earlier at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Camp Francis Johnson Road.

He was traveling southbound on Blanding Boulevard when a pickup truck towing a trailer turned left in front of him. Deputy Zirbel was unable to avoid the vehicle and collided with the trailer. He was thrown from his department motorcycle and suffered serious injuries. He remained on life support until his organs could be donated.

Deputy Zirbel had served with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 6759

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 19, 2018

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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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Florida Sheriffs Association

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