Honoring the Honorable
It is with great sadness, we announce the death of one of Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office most cherished employees. Special Deputy Marvin "Mickey" Mann, Jr., passed away on February 26, 2014.
Special Deputy Mann has been a special deputy with the department since his retirement with the Martin County Sheriff's Office in January, 2013. Mickey had been in law enforcement over 53 years, starting his service at the Palm Beach Police Department in 1960. His career led him to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and then to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, where he achieved the rank of Undersheriff.
In 2013, when he retired he asked Sheriff Paul C. May if he could continue to serve the community where he currently lived in Ft. Drum. Sheriff May was honored to have his wealth of law enforcement knowledge and made him a Special Deputy where he served as a volunteer conducting investigations and security checks in the Ft. Drum area.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office greatly mourns the loss of our friend and co-worker.
He was greatly respected and admired.
Sheriff May said of his passing, "In the Treasure Coast area, if there has ever been a law enforcement legend, it would truly be Mickey Mann. He was a cop's cop and a man's man and he will be sorely missed by the entire law enforcement community."
Services for Special Deputy Mann will be on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The services will be held at Oakview Baptist Church located at 677 SW 32 Street, Okeechobee, Florida.