BUNNELL, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) held a Fallen Heroes Memorial Candlelight Vigil on Thursday night at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center. Supporters and participants were able to observe the service and join in honoring and remembering our fallen brothers and sisters and their families.
Supporters and participants helped FCSO honor our Fallen Heroes during FCSO’s Fallen Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil.
The Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, FCSO Honor Guard, FCSO Chaplains, and family members or relatives of the fallen heroes all participated during the ceremony and paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers near and far.
“In 2022, 246 extraordinary law enforcement officers across our nation laid down their lives in service to others,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “These men and women ran toward danger, and 10 of those officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our safety in 2022, were from Florida. We dedicate this year’s memorial to all the fallen heroes who lost their lives wearing the badge. Memorial services like this one serve as a reminder of the price that is paid by some to keep the peace for many. We must never forget them and their families.”
The ceremony honored all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The names of the six fallen law enforcement officers from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office were read aloud while family members of the fallen placed a single rose in a 5-point star flower arrangement. They are Sheriff Perry Hall, End of Watch August 21, 1927; Deputy George “Son” Durrance, End of Watch August 24, 1927; Sheriff Homer Brooks, End of Watch March 23, 1965; Deputy Charles “Chuck” Sease, End of Watch July 5, 2003; Sergeant Francesco “Frankie” Celico, End of Watch September 9, 2011; and Deputy First Class Paul Luciano, End of Watch August 26, 2021. FCSO and Bunnell Police Chief Brannon also recognized BPD Sgt. Dominic Guida. Sheriff Staly also recognized fallen FBI Agent Daniel Alfin, son of Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin, and FHP Trooper Darryl Haywood, Sr.
Thank you to all who attended and shared in the 2022 FCSO Fallen Officers Memorial ceremony.
A live stream of the Memorial can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3Ocfssq