Recently retired Flagler County undersheriff Rick Staly wins Medal of Heroism, aims to be next sheriff
Rick Staly, who recently retired as undersheriff to Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre, announced on Sept. 2 that he will be running to replace him. He filed his papers with the Supervisor of Elections and will enter the crowded Republican field of candidates.
That announcement came a day after Gov. Rick Scott awarded him with a Medal of Heroism at a ceremony in St. Augustine. The medal is for saving a deputy's life in 1978, when Staly was also a deputy and was shot as he worked to save his fellow deputy's life.
"I had no idea it was coming," Staly said.
Below are adapted versions of the press releases sent out to announce that Staly won the award, as well as the announcement that he is running for sheriff.