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Friends Bid Farewell to Former Sheriff's Spokesman

Friends Bid Farewell to Former Sheriff's Spokesman

Robert "Bob" Ferrell

Palm Beach Post via YellowBrix

August 05, 2010

PALM BEACH, FL – Funeral services for former Sheriff’s Major Robert “Bob” Ferrell will be held this afternoon at Boynton Memorial Chapel.

The services will begin at 1 p.m. A burial will follow immediately at South Florida National Cemetery on State Road 7 in suburban Lake Worth.

And a luncheon will be held after the burial at the FOP Lodge 50, 885 62nd Drive north and Belvedere Road.

Bob Ferrell started as a cop in the 1960s, became Boynton’s vice mayor in the 1980s, earned his Screen Actors Guild card on the set of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective and created the real-life role of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokesman in the 1990s.

And his friends say it seemed he planned it all with a twinkle in his eye, a cigar in his mouth, leaning up against a fast car in his garage.

Sunday, this larger-than-life character died. He was 64 years old.

Ferrell retired in 2007 as a major after 20 years with the Sheriff’s office, spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

He had battled poor health, including kidney failure, for more than a decade. He died in hospice care in Delray Beach.

“He was a Superman of sorts,” recalled former Boynton Beach Police Chief Tom Dettman, who now heads a department in Sebring.

“This guy has really lived at least three lifetimes. If you think about it, maybe more.”


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    Gombino

    almost 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    RIP, Brother.

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Rest in Peace Major Ferrell. Thank You for your service. My prayers are with your family, friends and former colleagues.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    RIP Sir.

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    eisenschenk117

    almost 4 years ago

    216 Comments

    R.I.P. SIr

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    reyrayenz

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    He was a great leader, but even a better man. I work for the agency and I am patners with her son in the K9 unit. Bob you will be missed.
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    AMYMARIE

    almost 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS TO FAMILY & FRIENDS!!!!

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Rest in peace. Bump 184retired !!

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    RIP. Rest on the mountain and watch the sunsets in Heaven. Our hearts are broken. Our faith is strong.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11356 Comments

    RIP...

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    184retired

    almost 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    What a shame all he has done and didn't get to live out a nice peaceful retirement....RIP

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    K9Blackie

    almost 4 years ago

    436 Comments

    I just left the service and his son told me to thank everyone on here you the kind words.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    RIP, BROTHER

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