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Citrus County Deputy Found Deceased After Apparent Suicide

Citrus County Officials released the following statement, after one of their own reportedly took his own life.

Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office were notified on Saturday, July 4, that Dep. Roy West was discovered deceased in a hotel room outside of Citrus County. West, 50, died from an apparent suicide.af

Dep. West joined the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2003. After three years on road patrol, he became a traffic deputy in 2006. He also served on the Honor Guard for several years. Dep. West became a bailiff in the Judicial Services division in May of 2012. He was extremely knowledgeable about state statutes and spent a great deal of time serving in the community, speaking to community groups and children.

The Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened by the loss of Dep. West, who was a valued team member and a highly experienced deputy. The agency is focused on trying to help his family members and assist those in the agency who are impacted by this sudden loss.

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  • Sorry tina may god give you peace!

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 10:08 pm
  • This is my dad, he was an amazing man, I am heart broken and im looking my mind

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 8:17 pm
    • My condolences Tina. I am praying for your family.

      Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 8:32 pm
    • I pray you can find peace Tina, thou it’s hard. try with in your church, you and the family are in our prayers.

      Friday, 10 July 2015, 11:15 pm
  • So very sad,We all are fighting our own demons.RIP and thank you very much.

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 9:41 pm
  • This is definitely sad but why did he do it?

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 4:48 pm
  • WOW, so sad to hear this. Sometimes we forget that deputies are normal people like you and I and have the same struggles we all have. R.I.P. Deputy West, prayers for your family, friends and colleagues.

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 11:21 am
  • Sorry to hear this bad news,

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 10:18 am
  • RIP Thank you for your service! SENDING prayers to all Involved

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:22 am
  • So very sad. My condolences to Deputy Wests family and friends. Thank you for your service Sir. Rest peacefully.

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 1:18 am
  • So sad… RIP Sir

    Monday, 6 July 2015, 11:45 pm
  • My thoughts and prayers go out to each of the officers and his family members. May God Rest his soul. ..

    Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:43 pm
  • wow sad to hear.

    Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:33 pm
  • I remember him at my pizzeria in Floral City, RIP . Roy West

    Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:29 pm
  • May he rest in peace. Praying for the family.

    Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:28 pm

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