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Sheriff Theodore Shelton Cherry

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1913

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Reflections for Sheriff Theodore Shelton Cherry

No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff Cherry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 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

July 15, 2015


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Sheriff, we will never forget....

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

July 6, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

This is a correction on my previous entry. I am wayne saunders,clay county fla. Theodore shelton cherrie, " shelt " as my great grandmother said he went by, was my great great grandfather. Not three times great as indicated in my previous entry.

Past deputy sheriff wayne saunders
Clay county sheriffs office

December 17, 2011

My name is wayne saunders. Theodore shelton cherry was my great great great grandfather on my mothers side. When i was a boy, i would go and stay with my great grandmother, Annie Lovett. She was one of grandpas children. I remember her telling me the story of how grandpa was shot and killed.. my mother remembers going to grandma aurilias house in dr inlet f. Mama has always told me about how her,my grandmoth and great grandmother would walk through the woods to mama cherries old house. Mama said she would be sitting on the porch late in the evening when they would go.dipping her honey bee snuff. Mama always told about how far mama cherrie could spit from the rockin chair out in the yard. They always told that after grandpa got killed,mama cherrie lived alone,and that she wasnt afraid of anything. My grannie,shelt cherries grand daughter is 92 years old today. Although grannie has to be taken care of in a nursing home,shes in fairly good health for her age. She can still tell you the whole story how my grandpa cherrie was killed while serving the people of clay county fl.

past deputy sheriff wayne saunders
clay county sheriffs office

December 17, 2011

I am the son of Theodore Arnold Cherry, and Grandson of Theodore Ralph Cherry, and Great Grandson of Theodore Shelton Cherry. I would have been honored to have met you in this life.

Theodore Arnold Cherry Jr (USArmy Ret)
Great Grandson

June 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 6, 2010

you are not forgotten, RIP brother

Ptlm. S Scurek
Venice Fl PD

July 6, 2008

Sheriff Cherry was my great grandfather and I am proud to have been able towalk in his shoes for the past 26 years as a Deputy Sheriff.

Lieutenant R.W. Chapman
Orange County Sheriff's Department

October 23, 2005

Thogh these many years have passed since you were taken from your family, you have not been forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 3, 2005

Not forgotten, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 27, 2004



January 2, 2004

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