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, […]

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 […]

Meet HCSO Sgt. Kristy Schott

Kristy Schott was born and raised in New York. At the age of 17, she and her mom moved to Fort Myers. She attended Cypress Lake High School and later graduated in 2002. As soon as she was finished with high school, Sgt. Schott felt a connection to the public service industry. Although she had […]

Meet Nicki Hunt a member of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office

Nicki Hunt was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. She grew up in Belle Glade, Florida where she graduated from Glades Day School in 2005. While in high school, Hunt worked as a hostess at Black Gold Steakhouse. She also worked part-time at PNC Bank in the bank’s records department. After graduation, she was promoted […]

Meet Hendry County Deputy Mike Moore

Deputy Mike Moore was raised in Dade County, Florida and the Florida Keys. At the young age of 17, Moore left high school and joined the United States Marine Corps. While enlisted, he spent nearly three years in Combat Arms Artillery. After returning to the United States in January of 1966, Moore was ordered to […]