Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Former Chief Deputy Ronald L. Clark
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 23, 2017
dedicated to the service of others
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It is with deep sadness that the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of former Chief Deputy Ronald L. Clark.
Chief Clark, 74, passed away Sunday morning at Hospice of St. Francis with his family and friends by his side.
The career of Chief Clark spanned four decades of dedicated service, with agencies at the military, municipal, county, state and federal levels.
Each employment opportunity resulted in Chief Clark assuming a leadership position, where his vision and innovation became the catalyst for improvement, refinement, and excellence.
Chief Clark was the longest serving Chief Deputy in the history of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office where he proudly served for over 16 years.
Hundreds of public safety personnel have been mentored and developed by Chief Clark, with many assuming positions of leadership in a variety of organizations.
The early development of these law enforcement leaders by Ron has helped to ensure our communities are served and protected to the benefit of all.
As a Brevard County resident for more than 50 years, Ron has been a contributing member of many civic organizations and has supported countless community projects for the betterment of citizens and visitors to this area.
Family values and quality of life have been constant measures in both his personal and professional life.
Our community owes a great deal of gratitude to Chief Clark as his entire working life has been dedicated to the service of others. Whether in the United States Army, Chief Investigator at the Titusville Police Department, or as our Chief Deputy, the service level of law enforcement improved under his watchful eye.
The community benefited from his dedication, and the development of his successors continues his legacy today.
Chief Clark is survived by his wife Vicki, daughter Ronda Sapashe, son Steven Clark, daughter Shelley Nettles, son-in-law Michael Nettles, sister Claudia McDaniel and five grandchildren.
The thoughts and prayers of our entire agency and community go out to the family of Chief Deputy Ron Clark. He was an incredible leader, friend and mentor who’s legacy is an everlasting fingerprint on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the entire criminal justice community.
Chief Clark will forever be in our hearts and memories. I ask that you please keep Chief Clark’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey