On behalf of the members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, I welcome you to our website. The "information superhighway" further enhances our communication with the public. I invite you to acquaint yourself with this website's various links and pages to become familiar with our multi-faceted agency and the many services we provide.
As the Sheriff's Office makes technological strides, I am truly proud to lead "St. Lucie County's finest." Our sworn and non-sworn members are committed to providing responsive, quality, cost effective service to the citizens of St. Lucie County. We continue to work in partnership with various agencies throughout the community, believing that collaboration is the key to solving problems and achieving goals that will benefit our citizens.
Thank you for your interest in our website. Please browse it often to receive updated information.
Sgt. Gary Morales joined the Sheriff's Office in October 2000. His assignments included Uniform Patrol, the School Resource Unit, the SWAT Team (in which he was lead sniper), the Special Investigations Unit and the Training Unit.
In January 2013 he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Uniform Patrol. The morning of February 28, 2013, he made a traffic stop on a suspect just south of Fort Pierce following a brief pursuit. Before Sgt. Morales could get out of his car, the suspect fatally shot Sgt. Morales.
The Sheriff's Office's training facility was renamed the "Sgt. Gary Morales Training Complex" to honor his memory and his passion for training.
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