Published: Jan 07, 2013 7:41 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, FL - In the last 13 months Lee County Sheriff's deputies say they were forced to take deadly action nearly half a dozen times. There have been a host of reasons. All cases still being investigated by the State Attorney's office. Deputies have reported suspects pointing weapons at them to suspects attempting to wrestle away the deputies gun. Sheriff Mike Scott praised his deputies for their bravery and says, "if you point a gun at a deputy, you are going to die."