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Corporal Ronald Lee Fewell | Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Corporal

Ronald Lee Fewell

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 16, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 16 gauge

Offender: Serving life sentence

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Corporal Fewell was responding to a domestic disturbance where shots had been fired. He was the first to arrive at the location and as he exited his vehicle the suspect fired a .16 gauge shotgun, fatally striking him. The suspect had also shot his wife and then shot himself after he shot Corporal Fewell. The suspect had been arguing with his wife over whether to let their 18 year-old son use the family car.

The subject was convicted of first degree murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

Corporal Fewell was 24 years old and had been with the Sheriff's Office for seven years. Prior to becoming a Deputy Sheriff, he had been an Explorer for two years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and a twin brother, also a Lee County Deputy Sheriff.

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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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