One arrested in County Village homicide

On July 3, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting that had just occurred. Deputies responded to 1 Commodore Place in LaBelle where upon their arrival they discovered 19 year old David Zavala unresponsive in the back seat of a truck. Hendry County Investigators along with Deputies […]

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. […]

Three students arrested on gun charges

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at approximately 8:00am the Clewiston High School SRO received a call from the Clewiston Middle School SRO that they had received a tip that either one of Clewiston Middle School students, 15 year old Ricardo Marin or one of the Clewiston High School students, 16 year old Jesus Marin, may […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]