Met Deputy Laura Hernandez

Deputy Laura Hernandez was born in Berin Springs, Michigan, and raised in LaBelle. She attended LaBelle Elementary, LaBelle Middle and LaBelle High School. After graduating from LaBelle High, Hernandez enrolled at Edison Community College and attended classes for a few months. Needing a change of pace, she moved to Bradenton, for about a year. Ready […]

Man Shot In Pioneer Plantation Community

At approximately 8:00pm Thursday evening, November 16, 2017, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man shot in the Pioneer Plantation Community in Hendry County. Hendry County Deputies along with Investigators responded to the area of 3395 Pioneer 14th Street, Pioneer, Clewiston, Fl. When they arrived they found 65 year old Paul […]

Meet HCSO Deputy Martha Vazquez

Deputy Martha Vazquez was born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in the Bronx. She lived with her parents who are now deceased. She grew up with three siblings, one of whom has since passed away. After graduating from Morris High School, she enrolled in the U.S. Military where she served in the Women’s Army […]

Meet Jack Willis of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department

Jack Willis was born in Fort Myers, Florida, and raised in Felda, Florida. After attending the Hendry County School system, he graduated from LaBelle High School in 1974. In the Fall of 1974, Jack moved to Tifton, Georgia to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). His plan was to study Ag Economics. When his brother, […]

Beware of computer scammers

Ever so often you hear murmurs of the latest phone scams circulating. Last week I heard of a new scam going around; the callers claim they are from Microsoft and tell you that your computer has been hacked or has some sort of virus and that they need some personal information from you so that […]

Meet HCSO Deputy Sheriff Mike Lilley

Deputy Sheriff Mike Lilley was born in Okeechobee, FL. Initially he lived in Okeechobee, but also spent time later living in Lakeport, Immokalee, Felda and LaBelle. After finally settling down with his family permanently in LaBelle, Lilley graduated from LaBelle High School in 2002. During high school, he worked at LaBelle Ranch Supply. This is […]

Meet HCSO Deputy D.J. Lansaw

BDeputy D.J. Lansaw was born and raised in Danville, Illinois. He attended the local schools, and graduated from Danville High School. After graduation, Deputy Lansaw found a job working with a surveyor crew. He learned how to use the instruments and perform surveys. He stayed in this field working as both a draftsman and an […]

Meet Detention Deputy Johnitha Simmons

Detention Deputy Johnitha Simmons was born in Los Angeles, California. At four years old, she and her mother moved to Clewiston, Florida where she still resides today. Deputy Sheriff Simmons graduated from Clewiston High School in 2001. She later enrolled in Palm Beach State College and earned her A.A. Degree in 2005. Wanting to eventually […]

HCSO warns about Scams

Lately, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from citizens who are getting telephone calls from Scammers trying to gain access to their hard earned cash. These crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. Here are a few facts and tips to protect yourself and others: • […]

What is National Night Out

National Night Out is the nation’s “Night Out” against crime. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity – which is the first defense against crime. Research shows […]