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UPDATE: Memorial plans announced for Wakulla County deputy; see how he served his community

Metcalf was also a U.S. Army Veteran
Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 22, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-26 05:56:52-04

UPDATE MARCH 26, 2024:

A Funeral Service for Metcalf will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Crawfordville United Methodist Church, according to Beggs Funeral Homes obituary. The obituary also says there will be a burial at Tallahassee National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311, (850) 942-2929.

Read more about Metcalf and his service to the community here.

The obituary also says, "shortly after graduating from Wakulla High School in 1987, Dewayne enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country from 1989-1994. While stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, assigned to Alpha Company 5th engineers, he was deployed and bravely fought in Desert Storm."


The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said a long time Wakulla County Sheriff's Office employee died Thursday.

On Facebook, WCSO confirmed Jesse Dwayne Metcalf died. His death was sudden.

WCSO said Metcalf grew up in Wakulla County and had served its citizens since 2009 as a corrections officer. They added Metcalf was respected by those who worked with him and was well liked by everyone at the sheriff's office.

ABC 27's asked WCSO how Metcalf died. They are not releasing that information.