Gilchrist County deputies killed

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The sheriff's office has not yet determined a motive for the shooting.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office identified the deputies killed at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton as Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey.

Ramirez, who leaves behind a wife and two young children, worked in law enforcement for seven years, serving at the Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff's Office before joining GCSO in 2016, according to GCSO.

According to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said, Highnote walked up to the window of a Florida restaurant where they were eating and shot them.

"Sgt. Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey, let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers", said Matthew Rexroat, chief of public safety for Trenton.

Schultz said he knew both men personally and said he "loved them". However, online records showed Highnote had a series of addresses throughout Florida over the years, including Clearwater, Daytona Beach and St. Petersburg.

Highnote was arrested in 1978 for carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Tampa Bay Times, but the charge was dismissed. "It's inexplicable", State Attorney Bill Cervone said. They just wanted to go get something to eat. "We need to highlight those heroes for what they gave".

Asked how this attack would change how they continue to work as law enforcement officers it hadn't crossed Rhodenizer's mind.

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The two planned to compete in the upcoming First Responder Olympics, Sheriff Schultz said.

The tragedy took place at the Ace China Restaurant around 3 p.m.

Schultz said he's been in contact with the deputies' families.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated he had been briefed on the shooting and that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is assisting in the investigation.

"I've never seen this many people out here", John Nyberg, an attendee said.

The seriousness of the cause, and the journey is made all the more important, by the loss of two Deputies in Gilchrist County Thursday afternoon, just hours after Gonzalez left LCSO's headquarters.

His goal is to hand over a $20,000 check, raised by donations, in honor of the C.O.P.S charity, Concerns of Police Survivors, which raises money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

"May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very hard time".