Officers on edge across Florida, nation after recent string of violent attacks

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Officers on edge across Florida, nation after recent string of violent attacks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two Gilchrist County sheriff’s deputies gunned down as they ate lunch last week will be laid to rest Tuesday.

Two other deputies in separate counties were shot at over the weekend, keeping law enforcement on edge.

  • In Marion County, a deputy trying to clear a crowd at about 2 a.m. Saturday took cover behind his squad car as shots rang out. Marion County Sheriff Bobby Woods posted pictures of the car on Facebook and wrote, “Enough is enough. All my people are on edge.”

The same is true across Florida and the nation, said Police Benevolent Association Executive Director Matt Puckett.