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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 11:13 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 12:46 AM
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Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office on Deaths of Deputy Taylor Lindsey & Sergeant Noel Ramirez

Trenton, FL...The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bobby Schultz are mourning the loss of two of their family members, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, shot to death inside the Ace China restaurant in Trenton around 3:00pm this afternoon.

Home to 66 full-time employees, 27 of them serving their community as deputy sheriffs, their loss is significant. Sheriffs from throughout the area and state officials are supporting the agency and citizens of Gilchrist County with protective patrols, investigative assistance, and any other needs. Supporting agencies include, but are not limited to: the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office,

Baker County Sheriff’s Office, Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Gilchrist County Emergency Management, Chiefland Police Department, Trenton Department of Public Safety, Williston Police Department, Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Office of the Attorney General for Florida, and the State Attorney’s Office for the 8th Judicial Circuit.

Sergeant Ramirez, 29 years old, leaves behind a wife and two young children. With over seven years’ total law enforcement experience, Noel served at both the Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.

Deputy Lindsey, 25, served for over three years with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, originally joining the Sheriff’s Office in 2013. Sheriff Schultz made personal notification to loved ones of both deputies this afternoon.

Both our heroes had simply sat down to eat while on duty. There was no crime in progress, no disturbance. The suspect appears to have walked to the front of the business and shot both men without warning. Two holes in the window are visible tonight.

The shooter, found deceased from a gunshot wound by responders outside the business nearby, has been identified as John Hubert Highnote, 59, of Bell. No further information is available regarding the assailant, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the active, ongoing criminal investigation.

There is no indication of any ongoing threat to our community, and we remain committed to your safety with the help of our other assisting agencies as this tragedy touches us all.

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Posted on: 2018-04-20 06:50:58   By: Anonymous
The gang MS13 has asked people to assassinate law enforcement officers, BLM hates officers, the Media paints officers as trigger happy, and up here in the Motherlode we pay them so cheaply that they leave to go below where they get a bigger paycheck so they can support their families doing dangerous work. Add to the fact, our DA and Judges let out felons caught with a firearm, drugs, committing crimes and give them the minimum bail so they're out on the streets doing what they want all over again. This makes our officers go after the same dangerous criminals all over again, where they should of been behind bars until trial. It's amazing people want to even risk being in law enforcement at all, let alone up here.

MS13, originated in LA Calif. Those illegals came here from our Southern Border that many people don't want to secure, and want to give then Sanctuary. Because of those people these problems came to where they are today. So congratulations to all of you, letting gangs like this grow in our country. This is what having illegals not being deported, roaming free in our country, and our Gov Brown doesn't give a damn, those are future votes for the Democratic Party, and I'm sick of being a registered democrat.
MS13 ~ "MS-13 is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, US in the 1980s. The gang later spread to many parts of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, and is active in urban and suburban areas. Most members are of Central American origin, principally El Salvador." These were illegal immigrants coming through our southern border, they are the ones who asked for people to assassinate law enforcement officers.
All of those not in favor of our wall? Congratulations YOU HELPED cause this.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-20 06:56:07   By: Anonymous
    PS~ Condolences to the family, the friends, the community where they served and all the officers who serve to protect us from people like this.

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    Posted on: 2018-04-20 07:05:18   By: Anonymous
    Shooter wasn't Mexican. You live in fear. Maybe you should move somewhere else. I don't read about cops being shot at up here.

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      Posted on: 2018-04-20 07:20:46   By: Anonymous
      You can't read and comprehend. MS13 gangs have asked people to assassinate law enforcement officers.
      Read the above until you understand the written words Oh wait.... you might never move again.
      You must be one sorry ass dumb rekcuF

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      Posted on: 2018-04-20 08:28:00   By: Anonymous
      Nobody said the the cold blooded killer was Mexican
      Dip *bleep*.....

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      Posted on: 2018-04-20 08:34:06   By: Anonymous
      Actually when this state gets split, you might want to move to be with other like minded fools...if you don't understand what is happening to this country then it's too late for you.

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        Posted on: 2018-04-20 09:26:25   By: Anonymous
        The Great Wall should have been built “30” years ago. Need to get’er done and soon!!!

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      Posted on: 2018-04-20 19:38:03   By: Anonymous
      They keep it out of the papers.
      My Brother, a LE Officer was killed in Salinas by the MS-13 in 06'

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        Posted on: 2018-04-22 15:00:55   By: Anonymous
        I am truly sorry for your loss.

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