Port Orange, FL – City leaders at Port Orange are set to dedicate a boat ramp to a deputy who passed away earlier this year.
That dedication ceremony, which is set to take place Tuesday evening (September 17th), will honor Deputy Frank Scofield of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed back in June while biking on County Road 415.
A man who was the perfect example of law enforcement, according to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
“Frank was the kind of guy I’ll tell you exemplified law enforcement,” said Chitwood. “Not just in Volusia County, but in America.”
According to Chitwood, the dedication is perfect because the boat ramp, which sits under the Dunlawton Bride at Causeway Park, was one that was frequented by Deputy Scofield during his time with VCSO. There is where he would launch his boat.
“It’s a great tribute to his family and to him,” said Chitwood. “Not only was he a good deputy, he was a good man.”
The event begins at 5 p.m. and includes speeches by Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, Port Orange City Councilman Scott Stiltner and VCSO’s Sergeant Jim Whittet.