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Sheriff Joseph A. Peeler

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1894

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Reflections for Sheriff Joseph A. Peeler

Rest in peace Sheriff Peeler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

When Sheriff Peeler lay dying, he asked to speak to the judge who would try the man who shot him. The judge came to his bedside. Sheriff Peeler asked the judge not to try the shooter for murder. He asserted that the defendant did not intend to kill nor shoot him. The judge granted Sheriff Peeler's wish. The shooter was tried for a lesser charge and imprisoned.
This comes from the family of whom I am a direct descendant. Sheriff Peeler was my great grandfather.

Michael Zelenka
Great grandson of Sheriff Josephus Peeler

May 6, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 23, 2018

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

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 10, 2015

The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T.J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 10, 2015

Continue to rest in peace, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Peeler. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 115th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 111 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 10, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother. May God Bless you.


January 16, 2006

Rest in peace Sheriff.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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