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Orange County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency for Orange County, Florida. The office is large with a budget of more than $180 million and over 2,400 sworn and civilian employees. The current sheriff, Jerry Demings, was elected in 2008 and is the chief law enforcement officer of Orange County responsible for the safety of over 1 million residents and the more than 45 million tourists that visit Orange County each year.

Orange County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation OCSO
Patch of the Orange County, Florida Sheriff's Office.png
Patch of the Orange County Sheriff's Office
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Flag of Orange County
Agency overview
Formed 1845
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Map of Florida highlighting Orange County.svg
Map of Orange County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 1,004 square miles (2,600 km2)
Population 1,066,113
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Orlando, Florida
Agency executive Jerry Demings, Sheriff



The first sheriff of Orange County dates from the earliest days of Florida's statehood in 1845. On January 31, 1845, the area known as Mosquito County in Territorial Florida was renamed Orange County, a name reflective of the spreading blanket of orange groves throughout the region. Less than six weeks later, on March 3, 1845, Florida's status as a territory was changed to that of statehood. The first statewide election was conducted on May 26, 1845. William Henry Williams was elected to serve as Orange County's first sheriff.[1]

Since 1845, numerous prominent individuals have held the position of the Orange County Sheriff, including David William Mizell. Mizell was the only sheriff killed in the line of duty. There have been numerous theories and tales regarding the story which led to his demise, ranging from the local tradition of the 'Barber-Mizell feud' to Reconstruction politics to a lawman simply attempting to do his additional duty of levying fines and collecting taxes.


One of the Orange County Sheriff's Office duties is to act as the law enforcement department for Walt Disney World Resort, with the office having a location (above) onsite

Uniform PatrolEdit

  • Sectors (Road Patrol)
      • Headquarters/Operations - 2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
    • I (Apopka Division) - 1111 N. Rock Springs Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
    • II (East Orlando Division) - 11000 Lake Underhill Rd., Orlando, FL 32825
    • III (Ocoee Division) - 475 W. Story Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
    • IV (Orlando Division) - 2400 W. 33rd Street, Orlando, FL 32839
    • V (T.O.P.S.) - 6825 Westwood Blvd, Suite A, Orlando, FL 32821
    • VI (Bay Lake/Lake Buena Vista contract area) - 2700 Village Services Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
  • Hazardous Device Team
  • SWAT
  • Emergency Response Team
  • K-9 Unit
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Juvenile Arrest & Monitor (JAM) Unit
  • Dive Team
  • Parking Enforcement Unit
  • Agriculture/Marine Team
  • Mounted Patrol/Posse
  • Field training & Evaluation

Criminal InvestigationsEdit

Special Operations and InvestigationsEdit


Rank structureEdit

Rank Insignia
Chief Deputy
Master Deputy
Deputy First Class
Deputy / Detective

Deaths on dutyEdit

Since 1870, one Sheriff, 17 Deputy Sheriffs, and one Corrections Officer have died in the line of duty.[2]

1. Sheriff David W. L. Mizell[3]
EOW: Monday, February 21, 1870
Cause: Gunfire

2. Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr.[4]
EOW: Sunday, August 8, 1965
Cause: Vehicular assault

3. Deputy Sheriff Samuel Parker, Jr.[5]
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 1975
Cause: Motorcycle accident

4. Deputy Sheriff Arnold William Wilkerson[6]
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 1984
Cause: Gunfire

5. Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton[7]
EOW: Wednesday, January 4, 1989
Cause: Fall

6. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Allen Ingram[8]
EOW: Saturday, May 12, 1990
Cause: Vehicular assault

7. Deputy Sheriff Harry Jordan Dalton, Jr.[9]
EOW: Monday, March 25, 1991
Cause: Gunfire

8.Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan[10]
EOW: Wednesday, May 29, 1996
Cause: Vehicular assault

9. Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock[11]
EOW: Wednesday, May 27, 1998
Cause: Vehicular assault

10. Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon[12]
EOW: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Cause: Automobile accident

11. Deputy Sheriff James Marcus "Jimmy" Weaver[13]
EOW: Monday, November 24, 2003
Cause: Struck by vehicle

12. Deputy Sheriff Mariano "Rocky" Lemus, Jr.[14]
EOW: Friday, May 6, 2005
Cause: Duty related illness

13. Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin[15]
EOW: Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Cause: Vehicular assault

14. Corrections Officer Mark Lindsey Parker[16]
EOW: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Cause: Gunfire

15. Master Deputy Craig A. Heber[17]
EOW: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Cause: Heart attack

16. Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates[18]
EOW: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Cause: Gunfire

17. Detective Michael K. Erickson[19]
EOW: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Cause: Heart attack

18. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine[20]
EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

19. Deputy First Class Norman Lewis[21]
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017
Cause: Traffic Accident

See alsoEdit


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