Sheriff "Joe" Perry - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 86

Long Description:
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office provides the following information about Sheriff 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.

Location description: In front of the Old St. Johns County Jail

Statue's Subject: Sheriff "Joe" Perry

Artist: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
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