Sheriff Earl Sermon Dyess, Sr.

Sheriff Earl Sermon Dyess, Sr.

Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 17, 1980

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Earl Sermon Dyess, Sr.

Sheriff Earl Dyess was stabbed to death while investigating suspicious activity.

He was at home when he heard noises coming from a car dealership behind his house. When he went to investigate, he was attacked and stabbed.

Sheriff Dyess was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 17, 2020

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