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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 6759

Incident Details

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


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It's horrible that Deputy Zirbel went out this way. I remember my junior high school had us stand outside to watch the motorcade pass by. He is the reason why I always backed the blue. May he rest in peace.

Chris Wilcox

August 28, 2022

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