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Hero Down: Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Rendall Found Dead

Deputy Adam Rendall Dies
Marion County, FL – Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Rendall died early Wednesday, July 12, according to WESH.

Marion County Deputies responded to Deputy Rendall’s home for a reported suicide, and found him dead.

In an emotional video posted to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Sheriff Billy Woods talked about that call, his shock and sadness, and he asked for prayer for the deputies in his department. He also talked about the “above and beyond” job that his deputies do, and that there is help for “those that are contemplating taking their own life”.

In that video: Sheriff Woods said:

“Hello Marion County Citizens, I’m your Sheriff Billy Woods. Today, I come to you with a heavy heart. Earlier Today, our agency experienced a tragedy that I want to personally let our citizens know about.

Our deputies were called to the scene of a suicide this afternoon. When we arrived, we found that one of our own deputies had taken his life. I am shocked and saddened by this news. Those of you that have lost a loved one to suicide know the pain and sadness it brings to those who knew that person…I want to let everyone know that there is help available to you if you are at a point that you are contemplating taking your life. T

he National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK and COP LINE National Law Enforcement Officer Hotline 1-800-267-5463 if you need help and there are many counseling services available to you here in Marion County as well.

Here at the Sheriff’s Office, we have an employee assistance program to provide these services to our own when they reach out for help. So I would encourage you to please reach out for help if you find yourself at a place in life that you need help…”

Deputy Rendall was a 13-year veteran of the MCSD. He served in various areas of patrol.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Rendall, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.

You can see the message from the Sheriff below:

Hello Marion County Citizens, I’m your Sheriff Billy Woods. Today, I come to you with a heavy heart. Earlier Today, our agency experienced a tragedy that I want to personally let our citizens know about. Our deputies were called to the scene of a suicide this afternoon. When we arrived, we found that one of our own deputies had taken his life. I am shocked and saddened by this news. Those of you that have lost a loved one to suicide know the pain and sadness it brings to those who knew that person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends today. I ask that you would also keep my deputies that worked alongside him in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks as they cope with this tragic event. I know that those who knew him will be looking for answers, comfort and peace to assuage their sadness. I pray that we can all find that comfort and strength we will need. I meet many of our citizens who tell me how great a job our deputies do and how much they appreciate them. Many of our deputies go above and beyond on a daily basis and have earned your respect and love. So, I know that you grieve with us and I thank you for that. Right now, my focus is to be sure that we assist his family members and those in our agency that are impacted by this sudden and tragic loss. I want to let everyone know that there is help available to you if you are at a point that you are contemplating taking your life. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-TALK and COP LINE National Law Enforcement Officer Hotline 1-800-267-5463 if you need help and there are many counseling services available to you here in Marion County as well. Here at the Sheriff’s Office, we have an employee assistance program to provide these services to our own when they reach out for help. So I would encourage you to please reach out for help if you find yourself at a place in life that you need help. Adam Rendall began serving the citizens of this county in 2004. He has worked on patrol in various areas of the county and no doubt, those that he met couldn’t help but appreciate his big personality. Recently, you may have seen on our Facebook page where a child came up to Adam and gave him a stuffed animal. He said that sweet act of kindness made his night. Again, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Adam’s family, friends and fellow deputies. He will be missed.

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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