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On September 17, 2007, the body of 20 year old Jaime Ortiz-Morales was discovered in a wooded area off of CR 656-G in the Croom area of Sumter County, Florida. The cause of death was determined to be homicide as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The tim...


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Benevolent Fund

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Benevolent Fund was established in 2009. The purpose of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Benevolent Fund is to raise funds to support numerous charitable causes and youth organizations.

In 2017, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Benevolent Fund raised over $89,000. Those funds supported programs such as Kids, Cops & Christmas, The Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch, scholarships, youth program sponsorships, summer camp programs and more.

We have two major fundraisers to support our causes; the first is Sheriff Bill Farmer's Charity Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is celebrating its 20th year this summer of 2018. In 2017, the Golf Tournament raised over $37,000. For more information about the golf tournament, please contact Theresa Cooper 352-689-4604 or review the forms below.

The second large fundraiser is Derby Day. This year will be our 3rd annual Derby Day event. Derby Day exclusively raises funds to support the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. In 2017, Derby Day raised over $23,000 to support the Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches. For more information about Derby Day or to get involved please contact Beth Hunt 352-569-1698 or review the forms below.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is always looking for support from community partners, just like you. Funds raised through the Benevolent Fund are used to support youth organizations/events and the youth of Sumter County. If you would like to get involved or make a donation to the Benevolent Fund please contact Beth Hunt at 352-569-1698.

To mail in a donation, please make checks payable to:
Sumter County Benevolent Fund
C/o Beth Hunt
7361 Powell Rd
Wildwood, FL 34785

You can now make a donation using PayPal