A member of our Sheriff’s Office family has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family of retired Deputy Steve Kalogeras, who died Monday afternoon at Baptist Hospital.
Steve was shot in the line of duty in January of 1989 while responding to a burglary in progress in Key Largo. He returned to work five months later. He then collapsed after having a heart attack in July of 2006, while working the upper Keys Fourth of July parade.
In the photo, Deputy Steve Kalogeras receiving a purple heart ribbon from Sheriff Rick Roth in October of 1991.