Funeral held for fallen Highlands County Deputy William Gentry

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Funeral for Highlands County Deputy William Gentry

A funeral service was held Tuesday morning for fallen Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Gentry.

Gentry was shot in the head after responding to a call about a man who allegedly shot his neighbor’s cat on May 6 in the Lake Placid area. Gentry was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital but died May 7.

People from all over the state gathered to pay their respects and to say their final goodbye to a hero.

Gentry and his family were honored with a 21 gun salute, a flyover and given an American flag for his service.

The funeral took place at 11 a.m. at the Highlands News-Sun Center at 781 Magnolia Ave.

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