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Sheriff Darryl Daniels
Clay County Sheriff's Office
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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Deputy Sheriff Ben Zirbel succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash two days earlier. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man pulling a lawn trailer failed to yield the right of way and Deputy Zirbel's motorcycle crashed into the trailer. Deputy Zirbel is the 32nd law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the 9th officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2018.