In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Clint Robin Seagle
On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the Clay County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office was devastated by the news that one of their deputies had passed away. Deputy Sheriff Clint Robin Seagle, badge number 06768, died due to complications from the coronavirus. The US has lost hundreds of officers in the past year and a half, with COVID19 quickly becoming the top killer of first responders. Seagle was 56 years old.
Deputy Seagle began his life of service right out of high school. Seagle is a veteran of the US Navy. Following his service to his country, Seagle then became a law enforcement officer. Unfortunately, as is the case, many first responders now face great invisible dangers. For police officers, it is often tricky to socially distance or even to remain masked during a conflict or arrest.
A motorcade was formed with dozens of motorcycles that led the procession to escort Deputy Seagle to his final resting place. Residents in the community came out in droves to honor their friend, leader, and protector. Many held American flags or saluted as Seagle passed by them.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Seagle chose to serve with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO has a rich history in Florida as it was initiated in 1859. The first sheriff to hold the position in Clay County was Elam J. Daniels. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has been known to solve some historically interesting cases. For example, the agency is known for solving the 1907 Green Coves bank robbery, which is locally significant history.
Today the agency is modern and has a woman in the office of Sheriff. Michelle Cook runs a modern agency that reaches out to help residents and protect those in need. The office focuses on community policing efforts, provides easy-to-use apps for residents and gets involved in volunteer efforts across the city.
Deputy Sheriff Clint Robin Seagle leaves behind his wife and two children. The residents of Clay County will have a great responsibility to help support the many children left without leadership due to the coronavirus. This includes the Seagle children. Many law enforcement officers from around the area will help the family during funeral services, provide full honors, and show gratitude from the community for Seagle’s sacrifice.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office sadly shared the news of the loss of Deputy Seagle with residents on Facebook. “Clay County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clint Seagle passed away Sunday after a long battle with COVID-19. Deputy Seagle has been a devoted member of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 2006. He also proudly served his country for 21 years in the United States Navy. Deputy Seagle served the residents of Clay County in Patrol, Traffic, and most recently, the Civil Unit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we will remember his service to our county and our country always.”
Nonprofit group Irish Angel posted details of the loss of Deputy Seagle with followers. “HERO DOWN It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of Clay County’s finest, Deputy Clint Seagle. Our love, thoughts, and prayers go to his loved ones and Clay County Sheriff’s Office Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, at this very sad time. When a Hero falls, an Angel rises.”
Madison County Sheriff’s Office shared condolences with the family and colleagues of Deputy Seagle. “Sheriff David Harper and the men and women of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office due to the passing of Deputy Clint Seagle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Seagle, the men and women of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the entire community that he honorably served.”