MIDDLEBURG, Fla. — On Friday, the Clay County community is coming together to say its final goodbyes to a beloved deputy who died of COVID-19.
Deputy Clint Seagle is the second deputy from the force to die from the virus. He received a hero’s welcome, and final farewell at First Baptist Church.
A motorcade escorted the white hearse carrying the casket of late deputy.
The sheriff’s office announced his passing over the weekend.
Seagle served Clay County since 2006, and received many awards during his time for his teamwork.
It’s a trait that patrol Deputy Heather Linier admired after working with Seagle for 12 years. ”Having someone that you can trust that you know always has your back and knowing no matter what I have his back, it’s a partnership,” she told Action News Jax during a previous prayer vigil outside the hospital where he was being treated.
Seagle also served his country as a Navy Chief Petty Officer for 21 years, receiving numerous accolades for his service.
His family, and law enforcement family, all came together to remember him and celebrate all of his contributions during a funeral service streamed online for the public.
Sheriff Michelle Cook will make some remarks when the service is over, which we will broadcast on Action News Jax at 5.
Seagle is one of at least nine local first responders who died of COVID-19.
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