Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff this Sunday in honor of Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael David Ryan.
The Governor’s Office made the announcement Friday evening.
Ryan, 58, died on New Year’s Eve after almost 14 years of service with the sheriff’s office, a news release said.
He had “collapsed during an encounter with a jail visitor” on Dec. 15, according to a Sun-Sentinel story. There was no physical contact between them, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman told the paper, but he never recovered.
Scott directed U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at the Broward County Courthouse, Davie City Hall and the Central Broward Sheriff’s District Office in Fort Lauderdale, sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Jan. 7.