SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Several Sarasota County deputies went above and beyond to pay respects to those who served our country. They attended the burial services of three U.S. Army veterans who did not have family or friends in attendance.
On the department's Facebook page it states the Community Affairs Office put out a call across the agency and it didn't take long before several deputies from various ranks asked to attend.
The services were held at the Sarasota National Cemetery.
“We hope these servicemen rest easy knowing their service to our great country will never be forgotten,” their post said.
The following soldiers were laid to rest:
TEC 4 Laverne Behrens
April 18, 1928 – August 3, 2016
Served May 27, 1946 – April 5, 1949
PVT. Gerald Stern
April 6, 1932 – August 11, 2016
Served November 27, 1957 – August 24, 1959
SP4 Stanley F. Pablo (Vietnam)
May 8, 1951 – July 4, 2016
Served July 14, 1970 – February 11, 1972