Candlelight Prayer Vigil Held For Deputy; Benefit Fund Established

November 1, 2010

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office held a Candlelight Prayer Vigil Tuesday for Deputy Jeremy Cassady at Seville Square Park in Pensacola.

Cassady was shot in the line of duty Friday while responding to a home invasion in the 8000 block of Baywind Circle in Pensacola. Cassady is a four-year veteran of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

There has also been a benefit fund established to assist the Cassady Family during this difficult time. The “Benefit Account for Jeremy Cassady” is available through Gulf Coast Community Bank, and individuals interested in donating to the Cassady family can visit any of the Gulf Coast Community Bank locations in the area, including:

Nine Mile Branch — 1554 W. Nine Mile Road
Downtown — 40 N. Palafox Street
Cordova Branch — 1177 College Boulevard
Gulf Breeze Branch — 2871 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Pace Branch — 4885 Highway 90


30 Responses to “Candlelight Prayer Vigil Held For Deputy; Benefit Fund Established”

  1. Joyce Brown on November 4th, 2010 3:25 pm

    Still praying standing in agreement for total complete healing and restoration have posted from my profile on Face Book daily to continue agreement in prayer and lifting the family and friends up in prayer.

  2. Evangelist Williams on November 3rd, 2010 10:07 pm

    We have you in our prayer; as we are Ends of the Earth Global Prayer Towers and Centers around the world. Proverbs 4:22 says that there is LIFE IN THE BLOOD and that HE IS THE HEALTH UNTO ALL OF OUR FLESH. That word HEALTH means “MEDICINE” Through the Blood of Jesus; God is Jehovah Raffa our healer. Elohim created the body; God Almight can heal the body and make it whole once again. We are believing and trusting God for his healing & deliverance. God bless you all.

  3. dawn mcqueeney on November 3rd, 2010 1:22 pm

    He is in my thoughts and prayers everyday and has been since this happened. So thankful to read that he is doing a little better…prayers will continue. this hits close to home for me and i pray that Jeremy gets stronger every day. He has already proven what a fighter he is by making it this far…You are a hero, and we also know you are a fighter! Your wife and your family needs you, as does our community,.God bless this family.

  4. DONAJEAN on November 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm

    He is in our thoughts and prayers everyday and has been since this happened. So thankful to read that he is doing a little better…prayers will continue. We are a family that lost a family member in the line of duty..Escambia Deputy Doug Heist…this hits close to home for us and we are all praying that Jeremy gets stronger every day. He has already proven what I fighter he is by making it this far….God bless this family.

  5. MRS. J. on November 2nd, 2010 7:20 pm


  6. Connie Bates on November 2nd, 2010 5:41 pm

    I will continually lift you up Jeremy ‘eep :o lding strong God’s got you andd you will be restored to health !!!

  7. Shayne Johnson on November 2nd, 2010 2:59 pm

    Thank you for doing your very best to always take care of our community, Officer Cassady. Now you have to do your best to get better! You, your family and your doctors are in our personal prayers as well as on the prayer list at our church. LOTS AND LOTS OF PRAYING FOR YOU! May God send lots of agels to comfort you as you recover.

  8. Julie Reeves on November 2nd, 2010 2:51 pm

    Keep strong Jeremy..My heart goes out to you and your family and you are in my prayers!THANK YOU doesn’t say enough for the service you and your fellow officers provide.You guy are so brave and amazing to do what you do,keep up the fight!
    Julie Reeves

  9. Lisa B. on November 2nd, 2010 1:52 pm

    MY HEART AND MY PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.. GOD BLESS YOU!!! Coming from someone in law enforcement and or corrections we are a family and when one hurts we all hurt.

  10. Nicole & Rashad on November 2nd, 2010 12:47 pm

    We pray you have a speedy recovery and that God grants you and your family the strength you need. To the family of Deputy Jeremy Cassady thank you for the updates and God Bless you all! Deputy Jeremy Cassady we pray a covering of health, life, and longevity, thank you for serving and protecting!

  11. Kare Tellier on November 2nd, 2010 10:34 am

    Oh our dear Jeremy…from the hearts of your love ones and the people through out the Good Old USA who just care… We want you to know we are keeping you at all times in our thoughts and prayers…Your story has touched me. All the way to California.. Your in my prayers for a wonderful recovery.. I know you can do this.

    Your team of Doctors your follow officers, family and friends want you to stay strong..
    You have soo much to look forward too..

    You took a pledge to honor and protect.. Two things that God holds to the highest..

    We as your follow man understands each day you put yourself between Good and Bad to protect us.. Now we are praying that God holds you strong through your journey to recover. His arms will hold you up.. Your going to be just fine..
    Your in our hearts…You were there for us we our there for you…A prayer is just the beginning..A true belief is the power…..May God protect you…<3…KT

  12. BrewtonBrat on November 2nd, 2010 8:48 am

    In this time of your pain and suffering, please know there are countless numbers praying for you and knowing that God will for always be with you.

  13. Beth Swank Smith on November 2nd, 2010 8:24 am

    I am praying for you constantly! I know you are a strong person and will pull through this. Thank you for your service! Love you!

  14. Wende T on November 2nd, 2010 5:41 am

    We miss you Jeremy! Everyone @ BH ER is praying for you!

  15. ashlyn on November 2nd, 2010 1:05 am

    We are praying for you! I can’t imagine what you or your family is going through. I pray every time my husband leaves to go to shift. We are so lucky to have such dedicated officers and families that support you all! Jeremy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Matt on November 2nd, 2010 12:29 am

    Hang in there Brother and keep getting STRONGER everyday! The “Thin Blue Line” has it from here. Make a FULL and SPEEDY recovery!!

  17. Chad on November 1st, 2010 11:58 pm

    Wow! Great news!!! hopefully each day will bring even better news!! Tons of people are praying for you Jeremy – stay strong and keep fighting!!! God Bless you and your family!!!!

  18. Angi on November 1st, 2010 11:33 pm

    I am so glad that Jeremy is finally coming around a little more, keep fighting Jeremy; we know that you are a fighter so please don’t give up. We are steadily praying for your recovery.

  19. ex-popo on November 1st, 2010 11:08 pm

    Hang in there Brother!

  20. jimmy on November 1st, 2010 11:07 pm

    such a brave and handsome young man just doing his job. He knew the risks involved when he became a deputy and weighed the options and still chose to serve and to protect! he is a perfect example of what we should all strive to be like. selfless and willing to help others with out concern for self. our prayers will be with you as we ask for Gods blessing and his will to be done.

  21. Name (required) on November 1st, 2010 10:19 pm

    Awesome news regarding his surgery today from his cousin:
    “Good news! Went through surgery well—sewed his stomach back up! The doctors are baffled how one of the bullets went through both kidneys yet missed his spine (we know how). Liver looks good. Lungs: good. Dr. said millimeters…just millimeters. Praise Jesus! Thank you for your continues prayers—please keep it up!”

  22. KenD on November 1st, 2010 9:59 pm

    Hang in there brother…there are a lot of people praying for you! Thank you so much for your dedicated service!!

  23. Kelley Butler on November 1st, 2010 9:56 pm

    You are in my prayers, brother. Keep fighting! To D/S Cassaday’s family and friends, your law enforcement family loves you and is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  24. Jeremy R on November 1st, 2010 9:54 pm

    Keep fighting Jeremy, my prayers are with you!

  25. Becka on November 1st, 2010 9:38 pm

    I am continuing to pray for Jeremy. Thanks to the family for keeping us updated. I have a brother and two nephews who are officers. Keep praying. ‎”When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I”

  26. Dr and Mrs Donald Farmer (Don and Lori) on November 1st, 2010 9:20 pm

    We have been praying for you, Jeremy. You are a hero, and we also know you are a fighter! Your wife and your family needs you, as does our community, and we are grateful for the sacrifices ALL of our men and women in law enforcement make every single day. My brother in law is a Sheriff’s deputy in Tampa, so we are part of the law enforcement extended “family”….

  27. PennyG on November 1st, 2010 9:10 pm

    Our prayers re with you! KEEP fighting Officer Jeremy…………..

  28. Patrick B. on November 1st, 2010 9:08 pm

    We are praying for you Jeremy. be strong, you are loved.

  29. DJ Sheffield on November 1st, 2010 8:44 pm

    From Deputy Jeremy Cassady’s sister Jerilyn Hughes and Lisa McLaughlin..Jeremy is beginning to become responsive to questions with gestures and squeezing. They are reducing the medicine used to induce coma and weaning him off the ventilator. KEEP PRAYING, please. It is because of the prayers of all of you that he is still alive. Thank you.

  30. brandon and brittany minor on November 1st, 2010 5:58 pm

    Keep fighting jeremy!! We are all praying for u buddy…

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