Meet Deputy Blendsoe of the HCSO

Deputy Blendsoe was born and raised in Arcadia, FL. After graduating from Desoto High School he went to work at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for 10 years as a psychiatric nursing aide. Needing a change, Blendsoe then started working with a security company for two years. In 1986, after realizing that he really enjoyed […]

Meet Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Lucy Larkins

Sergeant Lucy Larkins is originally from the Northeast where she was born and raised. After moving away from her family and being on her own in 2003, she graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology as well as an Associates in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly thereafter, Sgt. Larkins […]

Meet Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy Lionel Conyers

Deputy Lionel Conyers was born in Manhattan, NY. At the young age of three, he and his family moved to Miami, FL, where his mom took a new teaching position as an English teacher at an area high school. Conyers graduated from Miramar High School, and was accepted to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. […]

18 year old shot in LaBelle

By Captain Susan Harrelle Special to the Caloosa Belle At approximately 1:02 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2017, Hendry County Deputies responded to the Shell Gas Station at 750 W. State Road 80. Deputies reported that upon arrival they found 18 year old Brady Walker lying on the pavement suffering from a gunshot wound. Witnesses […]

Meet HCSO Lt. Reyes

Lt. J. Reyes was born and raised in Miami, FL. When his parents retired to Naples, FL, he decided to make the move as well. In 1998, Hendry Correctional Institute (HCI) held a job fair, and shortly thereafter, Lt. Reyes was hired as a Correction’s Officer to work at their facility. Once hired at HCI, […]

Meet HCSO Sgt. Jesus Olvera

Jesus Olvera was raised in Immokalee. After graduating from Immokalee High School, he attended Edison Community College for two years and obtained his Associate in Arts degree. Feeling a pull toward public service, Olvera then went to work for the North American Family Institute at Hendry Correctional Institute for a couple of years. He later […]

Hendry County Deputy Shot

At approximately 10:00 p.m., Hendry County Deputies were out at M&M Store located at 944 Kentucky Ave., Clewiston, speaking to individuals that were in the area. While there Deputy Sheriff Jayson Moorehead had been speaking with an individual. At that time the shooter fired four shots at the deputy striking him in the upper left arm. […]

Meet Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Rayburn

Not everyone wakes up one morning and decides they want to be a cop. Steven Rayburn was raised in Immokalee, and after graduating from Immokalee High School, he went right to work in construction with his dad. There was never any inclination that law enforcement might be listed on his future resume. At 20 years […]

Meet Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephanie Bozzi

Stephanie Bozzi was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She attended Edison Park Elementary, Lee Middle and Lehigh Senior High School. After graduating from high school, Bozzi thought long and hard about enlisting in the United States Army. After seeing her dad’s reaction to the interview being done by the recruitment officer, she quickly […]

Meet Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy Richele Wyatt

Richele Wyatt is a homegrown Hendry County native. She was raised in LaBelle, attended the area schools, and graduated from LaBelle High School in 2005. Growing up, Wyatt knew she loved working with people and children. After graduation from high school, she was not sure what career path she wanted to focus on. All she […]