Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff David William L. Mizell

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 21, 1870

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Reflections for Sheriff David William L. Mizell

Rest in peace Sheriff Mizell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 21, 2020

Sheriff Mizell,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orange County.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2020

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

Today, my wife and I visited his home at Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL. I heard the story of Sheriff Mizell for the first time from the docent who provided the house tour; however, she left out the rest of the story following his death. I'm glad justice was served. Sheriff Mizell now lies in peace among the beautiful botanical gardens - how fitting and well deserved - a little piece of heaven on earth.

Jim Krzenski, Lieutenant
U.S. Coast Guard

January 18, 2014

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Sheriff Mizell.

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

February 21, 2013

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.

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

February 21, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

HEROES do live forever, and you sir are one of them.... Continue to rest in peace, we will never forget.

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


February 21, 2011

Sheriff Mizell, You'll be happy to know we have records that shows it went 95 yrs. before another Orange County Officer was slain. That Officer was my Dad, Orange County Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley Sr. on August 8, 1965.
A drunk driver, driving on the wrong side of a four lane road, took my Fathers life. The last honorable action my Father performed was to save the life of a Cadet Deputy riding in the passenger's seat that night by making a sharp right vere before impact so Deputy Corley would take the impact and hopefully save the life of the 18 yr old Cadet. The Cadet's life was saved without a scratch but my Father lived only moments after arriving at the local hospital from collapsed lungs received in the accident.

Sheriff Mizell, Dad lived up to your standards and protected as many as possible before his end of shift. He was well liked in Orange County and also by his fellow Deputies. His final ride was over a mile long of police cars not only from Orange County, but one from every Sheriff's Department from the State of Florida. "Dad may you rest in peace!"

Bobby L. Corley Jr.
Son to slain Deputy Bobby L. Corley Sr.

August 7, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 139th 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

February 21, 2009

Thank you Sheriff Mizell for your dedicated service. Nothing has changed in 138 years, in that, Law Enforcement Officer's still get killed while simply doing their job. May your efforts and name be everlasting. R.I.P.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

March 27, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe

February 12, 2008

watch out for our men and women that are here to serve and protect. Watch over us all, you will never be forgotten


kristine wilton
cousin of fallen officer christopher nicholson

January 30, 2008

Sheriff Mizell you set the standard for all Orange County deputies.

Rest in Peace my brother in green.

Sgt. Mark DeStefano
Orange Co Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2006

A true American hero. Even in death, his heart and mind were pure. God Rest Sherriff Mizell's soul.

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