From the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office news room

As part of National Police Week, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office will be releasing a special documentary program, “Our VI Heroes,” to honor the six deputies who’ve sacrificed their lives while wearing the SCSO uniform.

On Monday we released a short teaser trailer that you can watch by clicking here.

Our VI Heroes covers a period of nearly ninety years in our agency’s history; from 1922, when Deputy Sheriff Cleveland Jacobs was shot and killed investigating a theft case, to 2011, when Motors Unit Deputy Matt Miller was struck and killed while doing traffic enforcement on his motorcycle.

The documentary gives us an in-depth look at the lives of each of our heroes, and their families, who’ve sacrificed so much to make our community safe. It is our duty and our honor to pay tribute to these deputies and their loved ones. Each one of our uniformed personnel wears a special VI pin and displays a decal on the back of our patrol units, to remember all six heroes daily.

Our VI Heroes was two years in the making and will premiere on our Facebook and Youtube pages this Thursday, May 14th, at 7pm. You can click here to sign up for a reminder before the event. You do not need a Facebook or Youtube account in order to watch the film.

We hope you are able to join us to watch the live airing of the film and help honor our fallen deputies. If you can’t attend live, it will be available to view afterward too.