Off-duty FWC Officer shot and killed

LaBelle, FL- Sunday, June 14, 2020 near the Handy at Nobles Road and CR-78 deputies arrived on scene to find 30 year old, Julian Keen, Jr., Florida Wildlife Conservation (FWC)Officer, fatality shot. Three suspects are in custody and are being questioned at this time. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation […]

HCSO officer involved shooting being investigated

Sheriff: ‘People will lie. Body cameras do not.’LaBelle – The Hendry County Major Crimes Unit and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 16, around 1:45 a.m. Hendry County Deputies were in the area of Kissimmee and Selma Daniels Ave., breaking up a block party […]

HCSO Deputy involved in shooting in LaBelle

At approximately 1:45 a.m. Hendry County Deputies were in the area of Kissimmee and Selma Daniels Ave., in LaBelle, breaking up a block party when gunshots were heard. Deputies responded to that area an officer involved shooting occurred.  At this time, Hendry County Major Crimes Unit and FDLE are investigating. HCSO is asking if anyone […]

HCSO acquires license plate readers

“We are excited to announce that our Agency has acquired two mobile license plate readers (LPR’s) at no cost to Hendry County residents,” the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced Friday May 8. “Over $81,000.00 worth of grant funds were awarded to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office from the Florida Sheriff’s Association to make this much […]

HCSO reports 200 acre brush fire

LaBelle, FL – The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has reported road closures due to a 200 acre brushfire on Sears Rd.  “Be advised that S. SR 29 from Sears Rd. to CR 832/Keri are shut down in both directions due to extremely low visibility.” The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office along with several other Agencies are […]

Stolen vehicle suspect on the loose

LaBelle, FL- The Hendry County Sheriffs Officer issued the following alert on their Facebook page at 4:48 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Hendry County Deputies along with Investigators have set up a perimeter in the area of State Road 29 and Evans Road to include A Road and Dustin Drive. Deputies attempted to conduct […]

Stand with Victims of Domestic Violence by saying “Not in My Town”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the members of the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office are partnering with Abuse Counseling and Treatment Centers (ACT) to bring awareness to the community regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking through their “Not In My Town!” campaign. Victims of Domestic Violence have painted […]

One arrested in death of Jamal Hubert

Jamal Hubert was found dead in a canal in Palm Beach County on June 7. Detectives said they were investigating the case as a homicide. Earlier Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 30 yr old Terrance Demetrius Thomas of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert. He is being held in $100,000.00 bond. […]

North Carolina man wanted for absconding on domestic charges arrested locally

On April 2, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to 161 Martin St., LaBelle after receiving a call for assistance from someone who had witnessed a man shouting and later strike a pregnant woman. It was believed the suspect was barricaded in the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with a witness […]

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 […]