Broward County Sheriff Who Spoke Out On Parkland Shooting Found Dead – ‘Not Suspicious’

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Now, this is some truly sad news.

On April 1st tragedy once again struck the Parkland Florida area as Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimons called in sick to his job because he had said he wasn’t “feeling well.” Shortly after he was found d**d on his sofa.

Deputy Fitzsimons was described by his peers as a very fit 42-year-old who had no known prior health issues.

His obituary reads:

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“Jason Kelly Fitzsimons, a Deputy Sheriff with the Broward County Police Department, died unexpectedly on April 1st at the age of 42.

Jason is survived by his mother and step-father, Jennifer and Craig Bannecke, his daughter, Juliette Fitzsimons, his brother Casey Fitzsimons, half-brothers Joe and Mike Fitzsimons and half-sister Susan Boyd. He is predeceased by his father, Joseph Fitzsimons.

Jason was born in Cleburne, TX on August 12, 1975. He graduated from Eastside High School in Taylors, SC in 1993 and moved to Broward County the following year.

Jason was a devoted Deputy Sheriff who took his job to protect and serve his community very seriously. Outside of work was another story. Jason lived life to its fullest and enjoyed spending time loving on his many friends. He dreamed to one day be Batman or Kenny Chesney, and you could often find him singing at a local karaoke night or taking selfies while under the disguise of the caped crusader. He had a special place in his heart for his four-legged furry friends and seemed to always be adopting or fostering a pet in need.

Jason was known by his friends as someone who was always there for them. He always seemed to have the right words for them and attributed his wisdom to the faith he had in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on April 6 at The Church at Deerfield Beach located at 701 NE 2nd Street in Deerfield Beach, FL. The family will accept visitors beginning at 10:30 am and the celebration of Jason’s life will begin at 11:30. Reverend Melvin Davison will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations to your local pet adoption agency.”

How much more tragedy can a community take. From all accounts, Fitzsimons was a valued member of society in his prime and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

But what seems to be very odd in this case, is that although none of this can be verified, there are multiple conspiracy theories floating online that this officer used several Facebook accounts, one that appears to be for the public and another where he allegedly posted how he really felt about everything that was going on in Parkland with the s******g on February 14th.

Furthermore this post is still on his Facebook account.

And this started a firestorm of conspiracy theories as written by Fellowship of the Minds:

“The circumstances surrounding Deputy Fitzsimons’ d***h are sketchy. The official cause has been attributed to c****r, yet this is contradicted by an obituary found at, stating that he “died unexpectedly.” The “died unexpectedly” phrase is one mortician and/or loved ones sometimes employ when for one reason or another they are reluctant to disclose the true cause of d***h, as in the case of a s*****e.

Yet as the above obituary makes clear, Fitzsimons does not seem as if he would have been a likely s*****e candidate. The law enforcement officer “lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time loving on his many friends [sic],”the document reads. Fitzsimons was also the life of the party, according to the obituary’s author(s). “He dreamed to one day be Batman or Kenny Chesney, and you could often find him singing at a local karaoke night or taking selfies while under the disguise of the caped crusader.” Further, the deceased also had a spiritual devotion “in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

If Fitzsimons, in fact, died of c****r, the onset must have been extremely sudden. Neither the obituary nor accompanying memorials reference any struggle with the disease, but instead point to his inspiring presence while expressing astonishment at the abruptness of his passing.”

Now I know what most of you must be thinking by now, but a spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriffs Department has confirmed to Snopes that they did not consider Fitzsimons’ d***h to be suspicious in any way. And the county medical examiners’ office was also contacted and they confirmed the Fitzsimons’ case was pending since most cases like this can take months to determine. The sheriffs’ department spokesperson also confirmed that detectives were aware of Fitzsimons’ controversial social media post about Hogg and added that it had absolutely nothing to do with his d***h in any way.

Sometimes things just have a way of playing out.


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