Deputy William Gentry Jr

Deputy William Gentry, Jr.

Highlands Country Sheriff’s Officer, Florida

  • Age: 40
  • Tour: 13 years
  • End of Watch: May 7, 2018
  • Chair Delivery: May 7, 2019

Deputy Gentry succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night while responding to an animal abuse call.  He and a deputy he was training had responded to the victim’s home. During the investigation Deputy Gentry went to the suspect’s home, a convicted felon who lived next door, to make contact with him. As he stood at the front door the suspect opened fire on him, shooting him in the head.