BUNNELL, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) held its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 8. Sheriff Rick Staly, FCSO employees, family members, and the community gathered at the FCSO Operations Center to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of all Flagler County, state, and national law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Attendees hold up candles at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

The names of FCSO’s six fallen law enforcement officers were read aloud while family members in attendance placed a single rose in a five-point star flower arrangement. They are Sheriff Perry Hall, End of Watch August 21, 1927; Deputy George “Son” Durrance, End of Watch August 25, 1927; Sheriff Homer Brooks, End of Watch March 23, 1965; Deputy Charles T. “Chuck” Sease, End of Watch July 5, 2003; Sergeant Francesco L. “Frankie” Celico, End of Watch September 9, 2011; and Deputy First Class Paul Luciano, End of Watch August 26, 2021. To learn more about each of these fallen heroes, visit www.flaglersheriff.com/about-us/fallen-heroes.

In addition, three other law enforcement officers with ties to Flagler County were also honored. The Bunnell Police Department (BPD) and Chief David Brannon recognized BPD Sergeant Dominic Guida, End of Watch November 9, 2021. Sheriff Staly and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Lieutenant Jennifer Marcoux recognized FHP Trooper Darryl Haywood Sr., End of Watch October 2, 2004, and all fallen officers from the state of Florida. Sheriff Staly and Jacksonville Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Kristin Rehler recognized FBI Special Agent Daniel Alfin (son of Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin), End of Watch February 2, 2021, and all fallen federal agents.

The FCSO Honor Guard, Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, FCSO Chaplains, and family members or relatives of the fallen heroes all participated in the ceremony.

“It is important that we always remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect their community. Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten,” said Sheriff Staly. “I thank everyone who took part in, attended, or watched our annual memorial service. It is always heartwarming to see a great turnout at this event from a community that cares about their law enforcement officers.”

The memorial service can be viewed in its entirety at bit.ly/4aclQrk.