This afternoon The Alachua County Commission and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a building after former longtime Sheriff Joe Crevasse. The 4 P.M. service will honor Crevasse for his 21 years of service in law enforcement. Crevasse served as Alachua County Sheriff from 1955 to 1976 and the University of Florida’s first police chief from 1947 to 1955. Speakers at the event will include Alachua County Chairperson Lee Pinkoson, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, and Mr. Crevasse’s son, former Alachua County Sheriff’s Captain Buddy Crevasse. The dedication ceremony will take place in front of the flagpole at the visitor’s entrance to the sheriff’s office building on Hawthorne Road.
White nationalist Richard Spencer's speech Thursday at the University of Florida prompted a state of emergency, carried a $600,000 tab and drew more than 2,500 demonstrators. But law enforcement summarized the contentious event, which devolved into an antagonistic affair, as “a mostly peaceful day.”