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Deputy Sheriff Aaron Lee Creel

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1963

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Aaron Lee Creel

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

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

July 4, 2020

Your great nephew and your great great nephews continue your story and legacies through your niece Linda. Wished I could have met you and had the time to be closer to my family with your stories. Rest in peace Uncle! You are missed.

Brother's Grandson

July 5, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Creel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

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 13, 2015

Deputy Aaron Creel is my Dad. 52 years ago he was killed while protecting the lives of his fellow Jackson County citizens. Our family still mourns his death. Grandchildren and great grandchildren never experienced the excitement and pride he felt for for them. We also mourn the disrespect that is currently being directed to all those who protect us.

Lamar Creel

July 4, 2015

My family The Etheridges, lived down the street from Creel home. Mother and Father have always told me of the event of that day, I had just been born in Jan !963 my brother Bill was 6 they moved to run the theater in Marianna. Mrs Creel was very good friend to mom when i was born. Mr Creel was playing with us the day before, he would toss us in the air we all would laugh. they had made plans to go on a pick nick the next day with the Creels, the next morning mother looked out down the street the police cars was parked at creel house that was not the norm she got Dad up he found out the bad news,

This July 4 I will stop and think about the Creel Family 50 years ago

Jeffrey D Etheridge

May 8, 2013

I am the daughter of Officer Aaron Lee Creel who was taken from our family 49 years ago today. I miss you Daddy! I am so proud of you! I was only 9 years and I have a lifetime of memories I would like to have shared with you. I know I will see you in heaven one day and we will have eternity to get to know one another!

Gayle Quinn

July 5, 2012

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

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

July 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Creel. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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 4, 2010

My dad was the Georgia Trooper shot by Weaver on 07/04/63 after his escape from Jackson County(FL) and as he fleed through Georgia. Dad was shot in the head through his campaign hat, we still have the hat, he survived and retired in 1982.

Tom Bentley
Georgia State Patrol

SFC Tom Bentley
Georgia State Patrol-Retired

September 7, 2009

you are not forgotten


October 30, 2008

Deputy Creel - you have not been forgotten!

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 6, 2007

Today marks the 44th anniversary of your tragic and senseless murder. Thank you for your bravery, service, and sacrifice. You will NEVER be forgotten, and will FOREVER be a hero!


July 4, 2007

Uncle Aaron, I never got to meet you. Never got to know how wonderful you were. I have always felt such pride, when hearing about your life and what a great man you were. You are not forgotten, our children know the story of a hero who was taken before his time only two weeks before your retirement. We will always love you. Miss you.Rest in peace.-neice Tabitha Labay Labelle, FL

Tabitha Labay-neice

June 16, 2005



July 4, 2004

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