‘End of Watch Ride to Remember’ rides into Tavares to honor deputies who lost their lives last year

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — The “End of Watch Ride to Remember” will be riding into Tavares on Thursday in honor of two Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones and Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry both lost their lives last year to COVID-19.

Jones was assigned to the Lake County Jail.

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The Sheriff’s Office said Barry worked in the extradition unit transporting inmates. But when transports paused due to COVID-19, he worked to supervise inmates within the jail.

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The “End of Watch Ride to Remember” is a group of motorcyclists from Washington.

For 84 days, six riders will be traveling more than 22,000 miles across the county to honor the men and women of law enforcement who paid the ultimate price in their service in 2020.

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The riders will arrive at 9:30 a.m. near the Lake County Sheriff’s Office headquarters.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.