Late BSO Deputy Honored In Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony In Tallahassee

A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who died after collapsing outside the county jail is among four law enforcement officers that were honored during a Monday Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in Tallahassee.

The Florida Sheriffs Association added Deputy Michael Ryan and three other names to its granite Memorial Wall during ceremony earlier this afternoon. 

The wall includes the Bible verse "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend."

On Dec. 15, 58-year-old Ryan, a Department of Detention deputy, was working at the main jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale when a visitor went into the building with a knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

At some point during the encounter, Deputy Ryan collapsed in the parking lot and never recovered.

Authorities said there was never a physical encounter between Ryan and the visitor, who was not arrested or charged with any offense.

Ryan, of Davie, died Dec. 31. 

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