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Funeral held for Sebring Police Chief Ray Heverly

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Family, friends and co-workers attended services on Thursday for Sebring Police Chief Ray Heverly who passed away last week at the age of 54 following an illness.

Services were held at Damascus Methodist Church with Pastor Vernon Palo officiating. Burial took place at Damascus Cemetery following the service.

Chief Heverly began his law enforcement career of 27 years as a part-time patrolman on March 10, 1987 with the Sebring Police Department. He was appointed as a fulltime police officer on November 9, 1990.

On October 23, 2000 Heverly was promoted to chief of police, in which he served for 12 years until his retirement on June 19, 2012. He was reappointed as chief on August 19, 2012.

Chief Heverly was the recipient of numerous commendations for his service including the Gallantry Star Medal, Drug Buster Medal with Bronze Palm Leaf, Chief's Achievement Medal, Ready Commendation Medal and the Distinguished Police Service Medal from the American Police Hall of Fame.

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