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Union County Sheriff dead at 60

Dean of Florida Sheriffs, Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead, passes away at age 60.

Dean of Florida Sheriffs, Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead, passes away at age 60.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Lake Butler said Sheriff Gerald M. “Jerry” Whitehead has died.

Whitehead was first elected in 1984. He was the longest serving sheriff in Florida.

According to the sheriff’s office, Whitehead was admitted on Tuesday to North Florida Regional Medical Center for an illness and died today from cardiac failure.

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