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Deputy Sheriff William Kurtz Kremer | Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

William Kurtz Kremer

Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, December 10, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff William Kremer was shot and killed on his first day as a deputy while assisting the sheriff and other officers serve two arrest warrants in Orange City.

The two men had the warrants sworn out against them as a result of a domestic dispute. As the officers attempted to arrest them the men opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Kremer and seriously wounding the chief deputy. One of the suspects was shot and killed by return fire. The second man fled and was never apprehended.

It was later determined that both men were also wanted for several train robberies.

Two of Deputy Kremer's uncles were shot and killed in the line of duty while also serving with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jefferson Kurtz was shot and killed on August 25, 1895, and Deputy Charles Kurtz was shot and killed on September 3, 1907.

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Sheriff Jefferson Davis Kurtz
Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, April 25, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Charles Mortimer Kurtz
Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 3, 1907
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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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 27, 2016

 

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