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GARDEN 369 David Mizell

Posted By Rodrigo Quirch, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Sheriff David Mizell - 40th Street and 82nd Avenue

Sheriff David Mizell was the first Orange County sheriff killed while on duty. As he was trying to settle a dispute over cattle sales, he was mortally wounded as he was ambushed. While dying he told his sun that he wished not to be avenged. Ultimately his dying wish was not honored, as his gunman was captured and killed. Mizell left a legacy of dedication to his profession, his community, and his state.  I decided to dedicate this garden to Sheriff Mizell because he is an example of all the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. His sacrifice is one that happens much too often. I decided to plant the garden in a public park near my home. The reason for this is because it is often populated with many people and children. I think the importance of this project is to spread the story of these important Floridians and to teach people what they have taught us. The big reason I chose a park though was because of the children. Children are the future of our state, the future of this country, and it is important to teach them about the people that have come before them. It is important to teach them that there are people who are out there risking their lives every day for them, for their safety. Without a doubt, Sherif David Mizell is an important Floridian.

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