69.2 F
The Villages
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Sumter County Detention Center deputy dies of complications from COVID-19

Detention Deputy Michael Taylor
Detention Deputy Michael Taylor

A Sumter County Detention Center deputy has died of complications from COVID-19.

“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Detention Deputy Michael Taylor due to complications from COVID-19,” said Sheriff Bill Farmer.

He said Taylor was “dedicated” to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, starting his career as a detention support specialist and then being promoted to detention deputy.

Taylor leaves behind a wife, Shannon, and their four children Kaleb, Kalyn, Kyler and Kaden.

“We would also like to ask that you keep Deputy Taylor’s family and our Sumter County family in your thoughts and prayers during this unthinkable time,” the sheriff said.

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

The elites want to tear down this country

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the elites in this country simply want to tear it down.

Taking everything away from Spanish Springs

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Silver Lake residents fears everything is being taken away from Spanish Springs Town Square. She points to the Rialto Theater.

Developer ignoring problem at entry gate

A resident of the Village of Chitty Chatty complains that their entry gate has been damaged for several months. He would like to know when the Developer plans to fix it.

You can get quick passport service at office in The Villages

A Village of Hemingway resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers a tip for those looking to renew their passports.

It’s time to give Mr. McGinty a break

A Village of Pennecamp resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends it is time to give embattled Villager Ed McGinty “a break.”

The Villages, Florida