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Manatee County Emergency Services Mourns Loss of a Chief and Friend
Chief Sheffield would always address parents and guests at family night at the Academy.
By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent
Manatee County, FL - Chief Sheffield was born on November 15, 1954 in Lakeland, FL, where he graduated from Bartow High School in 1972 and then Polk Community College in 1981 with an associate’s degree in fire science.

He was a firefighter and EMT with the Highland City Vol. Fire Department near Bartow, which is now part of Polk County Fire Rescue, where he eventually became the Chief. He ...Full Story

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