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Sheriff Earl Sermon Dyess, Sr. | Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Florida Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Sheriff

Earl Sermon Dyess, Sr.

Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, August 17, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 8/17/1980

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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I had the diistinct honor to have worked for you from 1972 till the misfotunate incident that took you from your family and all that loved you. It's some 34 years later and on occasion I still have dreams about the grest times I had working under your leadership. Just knw that I have never forgotten you even though we won't share memories till later on.

Bob Durkis

Sheriff Bob Durkis 1980-85
Hendry County S O
November 20, 2014

 

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