Life Saving Awards

On February 13, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Darren McNeil responded to US 27 and K Square Road in reference to a vehicle crashing into the canal and it was filling up fast with water. D/S McNeil advised that when he arrived the vehicle was upside down and half way submerged, and none of the windows were […]

Letter of Excellance

• On January 3, 2019 in the early morning hours, Undercover Deputies were conducting surveillance when they witnessed a vehicle pull up and park on the shoulder of the road and walk to another community. Undercover deputies found this activity very suspicious and requested assistance from the road patrol unit. It was determined that the […]

Sheriff’s Meritorious Conduct

On February 25, 2019, Sgt. James Hester and Deputy Randy Bone responded to a call in the community of Pioneer Plantation and had received information that the man was not in his right mind and was making threats to kill himself. When Deputies arrived on scene they found the man sitting in a chair with […]

Nunemaker receives Medal of Valor and Deputy of the Year awards

On Wednesday November 22, 2017 Deputy Jeff Nunemaker, CHS School Resource Officer was traveling on S.R. 29 heading into Hendry County for his tour of duty. Approximately six miles north of S.R. 78, Deputy Nunemaker came up on a vehicle crash involving a box truck and a SUV type vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest […]

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 14-20, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019, marked the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), a week that gives communities and emergency communications centers a chance to honor those who help save lives in times of personal or national crisis. The week runs through April 20. If you happened to have ever called for help in […]

Utilizing science and technology to improve local K-9 skills

K-9 Officers and their partners train and work hard everyday to protect us. A specialized faction of these officers are dedicated to explosive detection work, and innovative methods of training have grown exponentially over the past few years. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) Science and Technology Program invited the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, […]

HCSO Deputy Curtis Clay and LHS introduce Criminal Justice Class

Deputy Curtis Clay has found his way back to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and has been asked to teach Introduction to Criminal Justice at LaBelle High School (LHS). “I am so excited about this opportunity to be able to provide students in Western Hendry County the same instruction students at Clewiston High School have been […]

8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office hosted their 8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament on January 19, 2019. Sheriff Whidden was proud to present the parents of Brian, Bob and Norie Haas a check in the amount of $23,342.68. To keep Brian’s memory alive, Bob and Norie created the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Charitable Trust […]

Thieves looking for low hanging fruit in your cars

Since January 1, 2019, residents have experienced 11 vehicle burglaries and it appears they are targeting cash and firearms. Surrounding counties have reported an uptick in vehicle burglaries as well. Some as high as 51 since January 1. These thieves are looking for low-hanging fruit, and your unsecured valuables are low hanging fruit. Thieves spend […]

Hendry County investigators looking into suspicious death

Hendry County Investigators are looking into a suspicious death that was reported in the evening hours of Monday, January 29, 2019. Investigators found 66 year old Brenda Hill lying on the floor of her home in LaBelle. Investigators are continuing to following up on all leads. Anyone who has information on this crime is asked […]