CCSO honors fallen officers with memorial

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The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday unveiled CCSO’s Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial.

The memorial was built to commemorate the three Citrus County law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

πŸ’™π‘«π’†π’‘π’–π’•π’š π‘Ίπ’‰π’†π’“π’Šπ’‡π’‡ π‘±π’‚π’Žπ’†π’” 𝑴𝒄𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒔𝒉 𝑴𝒄𝑴𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏, whose watch ended on Dec. 26, 1899 when he was assassinated in him home. Deputy McMullen left behind a wife, son, and two daughters.

πŸ’™π‘­π’π’π’“π’‚π’ π‘ͺπ’Šπ’•π’š 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒍 𝑱.𝑾. π‘΅π’†π’˜π’”π’π’Žπ’†, Newsome was ambushed and shot in a local saloon on March 3rd, 1908, while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect. Deputy Newsom left behind a wife and three children.

πŸ’™π‘΄π’‚π’”π’•π’†π’“ π‘«π’†π’•π’†π’„π’•π’Šπ’—π’† π‘¨π’–π’ƒπ’“π’†π’š 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏, who lost his life on Feb. 11, 1997 when his patrol vehicle was struck by another car. Detective Johnson had served with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years prior to his death.

β€œπ‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’π’“π’Šπ’‚π’ π’Šπ’” 𝒂 π’—π’Šπ’”π’Šπ’π’ 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 π’π’‡π’‡π’Šπ’„π’† 𝒕𝒐 π’‚π’π’˜π’‚π’šπ’” 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’“π’†π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’ƒπ’†π’“ 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏 π’„π’π’π’π’†π’‚π’ˆπ’–π’†π’”, π’˜π’‰π’π’”π’† π’π’Šπ’—π’†π’” π’˜π’†π’“π’† π’”π’‚π’…π’π’š 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒕 π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’Šπ’π’† 𝒐𝒇 π’…π’–π’•π’š,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast. β€œπ‘¨π’” π’”π’π’ƒπ’†π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 π’ƒπ’†π’‰π’Šπ’π’… π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’π’“π’Šπ’‚π’ π’Šπ’”, π’˜π’† π’˜π’Šπ’π’ π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† π’Šπ’• 𝒐𝒖𝒓 π’…π’–π’•π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’Šπ’—π’† π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’‡π’Šπ’•π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’•π’“π’Šπ’ƒπ’–π’•π’† 𝒐𝒇 π’…π’†π’…π’Šπ’„π’‚π’•π’†π’…, 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’”π’†π’“π’—π’Šπ’„π’† 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒆𝒔.

“Our office began the initial phase of planning and developing the memorial in May of 2019 to recognize and honor own fallen heroes. We are so proud to unveil this tribute and hope you will join us in saluting Citrus County’s fallen heroes.”