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Lee (Bud) Garner was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Alabama. He was the 2nd
of 4 children born to J.E. and Dausia Garner.
order for his father to take a job with the Florida East Coast
Railroad, they moved to Pompano when Bud was 9 months old. He lived
in Pompano his whole life, except for the time he spent in the US Navy.
and his wife Doris are Pioneers of Broward County and Bud is the
Historian of the City of Pompano Beach. He has been active in the
Historical Society of Pompano Beach and The Hillsboro Lighthouse
his retirement, he became a prolific writer, telling stories of
growing up in Pompano and documenting the history of the area in his
own words and through his own eyes. Those stories have been published
in several books over the years.
joined the US Navy at the age of 16 in 1943. He served both in the
Atlantic and the Pacific, spending time on the USS Niblack. He was
very proud to have served his country in WWII. He returned home in
1945 where he went back to Pompano High School and graduated in 1948.
married his high school sweetheart, Doris Evelyn Corbett on May 22,
1949. They would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary in a
few weeks. Bud is survived by his wife, Doris, his brother Jim Garner
and his two sisters Rose Chambers and Alice Mainguy.
and Doris have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Kathy Barker (Charles) , Karen Kutschinski (Deceased),Russ Garner
(Dorienne), Ken Garner (Lynn);Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren:
Jeffrey Barker (Tawnda): Parents of Katelyn, Brynn, Cole, Liam,
Matthew Barker (Jessica): Parents of Sean, Charles, Joshua, Grace,
Rebekah, Kallie Gonzalez (Eddie): Parents of Zoey, Aegean Garner,
Alex Garner, Heaven-Leigh Paige Garner: Mother of Leilani Tinerello,
Nathan Lindsay, and Ryan Garner.
Family. Amazing legacy. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa
and great grandpa. He will be sorely missed by all of his family. In
the words of one of his grandchildren he was a great role model, we
have all been blessed. Bud was an active member of his church, First
Baptist Church of Pompano Beach.
and Doris were married in that church. They became founding members
of the church plant, North Pompano Baptist Church, where he served as
a deacon for many years. They later returned to First Baptist where
they currently worship.
passed away suddenly on April 21, 2016 after a brief illness. Absent
with the body, present with the Lord. There will be a time of
visitation with the family on Tuesday, April 26 from 1-3 pm,
immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00, both to be held
at First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach.
lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to : The Ministries of First
Baptist Church of Pompano Beach or The Hillsboro Lighthouse
behalf of everyone at the Florida Sentry, we will miss Bud's
friendship, warmth and love of life. Bud was a true professional,
devoted and loyal friend and a great patriot.
in Peace Dear friend, you will be sorely missed.
armed robber uses a shock-and-awe technique that leaves him running
from the scene with no profit to speak of.
afternoon of April 14, an unidentified male entered the Mobil Gas
Station convenience store at 901 W. Oakland Park Blvd. The man
approached the counter and took out a gun. He pointed it at the
victim and demanded the money from the register.
the shock, the clerk was able to escape into a back room. The robber
reached across the counter and tried to open the register. Once he
realized he could not get to the cash he quickly fled the store.
subject is described as a black male in his late 20s, approximately
511 tall with a thin build. He wore a dark-colored shirt,
a dark-colored stocking on his head, dark sunglasses and gloves. The
suspect drove a light-colored Toyota, which he had parked near the
rear of the business.
with information is asked to call Robbery Detective Mohammad Razi at
954-321-4547. Reports can also be made anonymously to Broward Crime
Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at
browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for
the tip that leads to an arrest.
tracks down burglars
conducting routine patrol at approximately 4 a.m. the morning of
April 17, Deputy Robert Rausch came across a white, 4-door Mercedes
driving westbound on the 2400 Block of West Commercial Boulevard. He
recognized the vehicle from a BSO flyer suspected in multiple Jimmy
Johns burglaries throughout Palm Beach and Broward County.
car had an unassigned tag and the deputy decided to perform a
traffic stop. Deputy Rausch made contact with the driver, Devon
Golding, 18, and a juvenile passenger.
deputy arrested Golding for having an unassigned tag, knowingly
driving with a suspended license and failure to register a motor
vehicle. The deputy discovered $320.50 dollars in small bills and
wrapped coins, gloves, Jimmy Johns hats and a flashlight in the
suspects confessed to 10 separate Jimmy Johns burglaries. They
now face three burglary charges and one petit theft charge for crimes
committed in Tamarac.
from Coral Springs, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale police
departments have added multiple charges for similar crimes committed
within their jurisdictions.
half of a distraction-theft team was arrested Monday and will be
extradited from Alachua County to Broward County. Albert Robinson,
55, will face charges of grand theft and identity theft.
late February, Robinson and his unidentified partner used a
distraction technique to steal from an elderly woman in Cooper City.
Robinson, who can be seen on surveillance video, lifted a wallet from
the purse of the woman as his partner distracted the grocery store shopper.
2:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, the suspects entered the Publix Super Market
at 10018 Griffin Road in Cooper City and pretended to shop for gift
cards. The first part of the video shows the pair as they zero in on
a victim: a 92-year-old woman. One suspect approached the customer
and asked her a question. Thats when Robinson approached the
womans cart, unzipped her purse and swiped her wallet. The
suspects distraction technique deprived the victim of $40,
credit cards and her drivers license.
second part of the video picks up the sneaky duo on the same day at
a Best Buy in Pembroke Pines (11450 Pines Blvd.). They used the
victims credit card to purchase an Xbox One and two Dell
Inspiron computers for a total of roughly $1,500.
unidentified man had on a striped short-sleeve shirt, jeans and
glasses. At the Publix, the duo was seen leaving in an unidentified
sedan that has a sunroof.
with information is asked to call BSO Cooper City Detective Glen
Gainey at 954-435-2200. Reports can also be made anonymously to
Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at
browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for
the tip that leads to an arrest.
Manors man dies in crash
Homicide Investigations detectives are working to determine why a
49-year-old man failed to maintain control of his car Sunday morning
resulting in his death.
approximately 3:45 a.m. April 17, James C. Justice was traveling
northbound on Southwest 12 Avenue when, for an unknown reason, his
2016 BMW 320i struck multiple construction barrier drums.
car continued northbound through the intersection at Southwest 3
Street and struck a concrete utility pole on the northeast corner.
impact with the concrete utility pole, Justices car became
engulfed in flames.
visual inspection of the car and scene revealed no signs of any
other vehicles being involved in the crash.
Beach Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the driver dead at 3:52 a.m.
boater who dove to free anchor
search is continuing for a man who never resurfaced after diving
into Tampa Bay to free an anchor that had become stuck.
County Sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said divers and other
crews resumed the search for the man Wednesday morning.
says the man and a woman were on the boat that launched just before
noon Tuesday from a MacDill Air Force Base boat ramp. They were about
two miles west of Little Harbor in Ruskin when the anchor got stuck.
the man didn't resurface, the woman called 911. The U.S. Coast Guard
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission joined the
sheriff's office in searching for the man until dark.
man and woman have not yet been identified.
slain by tiger died of neck injury
medical examiner says a South Florida zookeeper died from a neck
injury after being attacked by a Malayan tiger.
Beach County Medical Examiner Michael Bell told local media outlets
today about 37-year-old Stacey Konwisers fatal neck injury but
wouldnt say whether the veteran Palm Beach Zoo worker was
bitten or clawed. An autopsy report hasnt been made public.
say Konwiser was killed Friday when a 13-year-old male tiger
attacked her in an enclosure known as the night house, where tigers
sleep and are fed. The tiger was tranquilized and has since
recovered. The zoo was closed over the weekend and reopened Monday.
from several local, state and federal agencies continue
investigating what led to Fridays deadly attack.
African elephants retiring to Zoo Miami
African elephants are retiring to sunny South Florida. Lis and Cita
are expected to arrive at Zoo Miami on Tuesday.
and Cita ages 42 and 47 will join two other elderly
female elephants at the zoo. The move follows an Association of Zoos
and Aquariums recommendation that zoos keep elephants in herds of
three or more to support their psychological health.
Ron Magill says Zoo Miami is the only zoo in the continental United
States that is located in a subtropical climate where the mammals can
remain outdoors year-round.
two elephants are coming to Miami from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.
new elephants will be presented to the public May 20 after a
of drinking, calling police pigs get judge suspended
of drunkenness and calling police officers "pigs" has led
to the suspension of a Miami-Dade County judge by the Florida Supreme Court.
court's order Tuesday takes effect immediately for Judge Jacqueline
Schwartz. She faces a range of possible penalties, including removal
from the bench.
Judicial Qualifications Commission investigation found that Schwartz
appeared to be impaired on March 18 at a Coconut Grove restaurant,
where witnesses said she berated waiters and called police
"pigs." The probe also found on March 28 Schwartz was drunk
on the bench to the point where her bailiff had to drive her home.
attributed her behavior to a new prescription medication, not alcohol.
was previously suspended and fined $10,000 for swearing at store
clerk over one of her campaign signs.
struck by car to get dog from
woman in South Florida has been injured after authorities say she
was struck by a car while trying to get her dog out of the road.
media outlets report the incident happened early Monday.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter says the unidentified
victim was walking three dogs when one of the dogs, a Pomeranian, got
off the leash and ran into the road.
says the woman stepped into the road to retrieve the dog and was hit
by a vehicle.
dog was pronounced at the scene.
woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Deputies say
she is expected to survive.
two other dogs were not hurt.
fired in prostitution sting
South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities say he
got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting.
Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said in a news release
Tuesday that Vintyre Finney was fired last week. The eight-year
veteran has been on paid administrative leave since October.
when authorities say Finney drove up to a woman he believed to be a
prostitute and offered her $20 for oral sex. The woman was actually
an undercover deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Beach police terminated Finney for conduct unbecoming a police
officer and conformance to law.
attorney John Howe says his client has pleaded not guilty to
criminal charges stemming from the sting, and video released by
police portrays Finney's interaction with the undercover deputy out
found in trunk of abandoned car
are investigating after a woman's body was found in the trunk of an
abandoned car in Palm Bay.
news agencies report Palm Bay police say the body was discovered
officers arrived, they saw the trunk was ajar and found the body of
a woman, believed to be in her 20s, inside.
say a surveillance video shows a man leaving the area where the
victim was found.
Bay police spokesman Sgt. Michael Pusatere says the car had been
parked there since Monday afternoon.
says investigators aren't sure if the person who dropped off the car
is the same person responsible for the woman's death.
victim's identity hasn't been released.
charged after remains of woman found
people have been charged after human remains believed to be those of
a missing St. Augustine woman were found.
Augustine Police Chief Loran Lueders tells media outlets in a
statement that 39-year-old John Branson was arrested Tuesday and
charged with second-degree murder in 46-year-old Jordie Hudson's death.
Christeen Thomas was also arrested on an accessory to murder charge.
say Hudson was last seen April 9 at the Giggling Gator, but wasn't
reported missing until Thursday.
says an investigation revealed Branson was the last person Hudson
was seen with the night she disappeared.
say Branson led investigators to a St. Johns County residence, where
they found the remains, which haven't been positively identified yet.
isn't clear if Branson or Thomas have attorneys.
sirens to beat
South Florida man has been arrested after deputies say he was
pretending to be a police officer.
media outlets report the Broward Sheriffs Office says in a
statement that deputies arrested 30-year-old Jeffrey Jean on Sunday
after he was using flashing lights and sirens to rush through traffic.
pulling Jean over, deputies say they found tactical law enforcement
gear including a gun belt with a load handgun, a stun gun and pepper spray.
say Jean was also wearing a vest that said public safety
officer on it.
faces multiple charges including impersonating a police officer,
possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, reckless driving and
prohibited use of lights and sirens.
unclear whether he has an attorney.
jumps off bridge to dodge car
man jumped off a Jacksonville bridge into the St. Johns River on
Monday night to avoid being hit by an out-of-control car, authorities said.
Fire and Rescue crews rescued 38-year-old Damien Hadley from the
river. He was not injured.
was near a broken down car on the Buckman Bridge, part of the
Interstate 295 beltway south of Jacksonville, when he saw a Honda
Civic driving toward him, the Florida Times-Union reported.
to the Florida Highway Patrol, 30-year-old driver Leigha Igneizi
lost control of the car, hit a barrier wall and then struck the
broken-down vehicle. She sustained minor injuries in the crash.
was cited for careless driving.
distracted woman to steal wallet
man has been arrested after deputies say he and an unidentified
partner used a distraction technique to steal a 92-year-old woman's
wallet inside a South Florida grocery store.
Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 55-year-old Albert
Robinson was arrested Monday and faces charges of grand theft and
say a surveillance video shows the suspects pretending to shop for
gift cards at a Publix Feb. 28 when one of them approached the woman,
asking her a question. That's when deputies say Robinson went to the
woman's cart, unzipped her purse and took her wallet.
suspects walked away with $40, credit cards and her driver's
license. They used her credit card to make a purchase at a Best Buy.
second suspect remains at large.
charged after body found in house fire
man has been charged in the death of his wife after her body was
found in a house fire in Palm Beach Gardens.
news outlets report police say 50-year-old David Arthur was arrested
Tuesday. He faces charges of first-degree arson and first-degree
murder in the death of 57-year-old Kathleen Dunleavy.
say Dunleavy's body was found April 12 after a blaze at the couple's apartment.
say an investigation showed that Dunleavy had been beaten and that
the fire was set in the back of the residence in an attempt to hide
was identified as a suspect. It isn't immediately clear whether he
has an attorney.