Heroes Down: Gilchrist Deputies Noel Ramirez & Taylor Lindsey Assassinated

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Noel Ramirez (left) and Deputy Taylor Lindsey (right) were murdered Thursday.

Trenton, FL - Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office were murdered while they ate in a restaurant on Thursday.

Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz released a statement saying that the two deputies were eating inside of the Ace China restaurant in Trenton at around 3:00 p.m.

A gunman approached the building and opened fire on the two deputies through a window in an ambush attack. UPDATE: Authorities now say that they believe the deputies were killed from inside of the restaurant.

The deputies died on scene.

News4Jax reports that the suspect then walked back to his vehicle and fatally shot himself.

The sheriff's office says that the shooting was entirely unprovoked and the deputies were just assassinated on their break.

"They were men of integrity. They were God-fearing, and they loved what they did. They gave their lives so we can all be safe. They just wanted to get something to eat. They just wanted to do their jobs," Sheriff Schultz said.

Sergeant Ramirez leaves behind a wife and small children.

Deputy Lindsey leaves behind a girlfriend.

President Trump released a statement via Twitter which said, "My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the families, friends and colleagues of the two @GCSOFlorida deputies (HEROES) who lost their lives in the line of duty today."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, your lives mattered.

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bronx163
bronx163

Died doing the job
Rest in peace brothers.
May God watch over your families as you go on to eternal patrol of those who continue the fight with evil where you left off.

daciagirl1936
daciagirl1936

RIP dear Officers, your work here on Earth is done and may those who continue to protect us be blessed. May your families be blessed and I pray that they have peace within for their loss.

Higgy0609
Higgy0609

DOes anyone ever show the statistics of officers killed versus unarmed civilians? It seems to me that way more police are killed then people.my. My son is an officer and this is just becoming way too common. I would like to see a mainstream news report comparing the death rates. I’m so sorry to these families and all of the families who have lost a loved. 😔🙏💙

ColleenS
ColleenS

Having lost two LEO's here in Westerville recently, my heart is breaking for these officers families. Prayers for the families and the community.

Russ57
Russ57

RIP Brothers. Prayers and thoughts to the affected families and friends of both these heroes. EOW, we got your six.