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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