Sheriff "Joe" Perry - St. Augustine, FL
N 29° 54.475 W 081° 19.119
17R E 469238 N 3308624
Quick Description: A sit-by-me statue of Sheriff "Joe" Perry is located in front of the Old St. Johns County Jail in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2008 8:43:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM47P0
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
provides the following information about Sheriff Perry:
SHERIFF C.J. PERRY
Born: Gainesville, Florida 1863
Length of Service: 1889-1897 and 1901-1919
Passed Away: Feb 7, 1919
Although Sheriff Joe Perry served split terms, he was the longest serving Sheriff of our county's history. By all available accounts, he was known for being a "big, bold man," at 6'6" and weighing 300 pounds. He was an expert in firearms, rifle, pistol or shotgun he was equally accurate. Sheriff CJ Perry and St. Augustine Mayor Elmer Boyce were influential in shutting down illegal gambling which was flourishing here. He was apparently very popular and reputed to have gone on the most dangerous calls right along with his deputies until the last couple of years of his term, as he was very ill. He died in office on February 7, 1919, at the age of 56.