Portion of Powell Road Dedicated to Fallen Deputy, Capt. Scott M. Bierwiler
BROOKSVILLE – Thursday February 19th 2009; a day that will not be forgotten by those who knew and loved Capt. Scott Bierwiler, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed that day, after a head-on collision on Powell Road.
Today, dozens of family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered along Powell Road, to dedicate a portion of the highway in his honor.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis took to the podium and talked about the dangers a deputy faces each day and the worry a Sheriff has for those deputies. Nienhuis passed most of his time over to former Sheriff Tom Mylander, who appointed Bierwiler back in 1986.
Sheriff Mylander said “Scott and Mike Owen always used to call me dad and they were always my sons…” he went on to say “The one thing that will wake people up to the face when they see that sign, especially when a mother or father bring their kids to school here and a child asked about that sign, it will give them the opportunity to explain what sacrifices they place in this country to keep us free.”
In a tearful statement, Scott’s mother Maureen thanked the Sheriff’s Office and all those who made the dedication possible. She said “You all know, because you all loved him like we did how special he was to each one of us.” Maureen went on to praise the Sheriff’s Office by saying “Most of the community knows how wonderful you all are and we just thank you so much… Scott would be so humbled by all of this.”
County Commissioners Jim Adkins, Nick Nicholson, and Jeff Holcomb attended today’s event.
Scott is survived by his wife Angie, daughters Kayla, Kiley, and son, Scott Jr.
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