MARCO ISLAND, Fla - Governor Rick Scott, R-Florida, is in Southwest Florida sending his condolences to the family of Charlotte County Sheriff Sergeant Michael Wilson.
Sgt. Wilson was killed Monday night when he was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Charlotte County.
Governor Scott was in Marco Island attending the Florida Sheriff Association's annual conference.
"They need to know the community appreciates what they do everyday. I think we all sometimes take it for granted," says Gov. Scott.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sgt. Wilson is the fourth officer to be killed in Florida in 2013 and the 50th in the past five years. Of those 50, 22 died from gunfire, a tragedy that hits the entire law enforcement community each and every time a life is lost in the line of duty.
"This afternoon I talked to his wife Joanne and your heart goes out to them," says Scott.
During his speech at the conference, Governor Rick Scott spent time expressing his condolences to Sgt. Wilson's family and expressing how something like this hits an entire community and state.
"He had a wonderful family, he had a good reputation and I just hope it never happens again," says Gov. Scott.
Gov. Scott says he plans to attend Sgt. Wilson's funeral Saturday.