Two Florida deputies left behind their 1-month-old son this week after each took their own lives within days of each other.
“Today, the members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office carry the burden of a very heavy heart as we share with you the tragic passing of two of our deputies: Deputy Clayton Osteen and Deputy Victoria Pacheco,” St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said. “On New Year’s Eve, shortly before midnight, our agency responded to a call where we learned that Deputy Osteen, who was off duty at the time, attempted to take his own life. On Sunday, January 2, Deputy Osteen’s family made the very difficult decision to remove him from life support.”
“This morning we learned that Deputy Pacheco, who shared a one-month-old