Services have been announced for retired Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro. Following a reoccurrence of colon cancer, Navarro died Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale. He was 81.
With his health failing, Navarro was escorted home Wednesday afternoon from Holy Cross Hospital by sheriff’s deputies. Surrounded by family, he died at about 2:30 p.m.
A viewing has been scheduled from 5 until 9pm Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 301 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Services for the late sheriff will be held Monday morning at 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, with internment at the Lauderdale Memorial Park, 2001 South West 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.
Flags at the BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale were brought to the half mast position Wednesday afternoon at the direction of current Sheriff Al Lamberti. They will remain in the half mast position until midnight Monday in Navarro’s honor.
After working in law enforcement for several decades, Navarro served as Sheriff of Broward County from 1985 until 1992.
“He was a cop’s cop,” stated Lamberti, who had known Navarro his entire career. “Nick never stopped being Sheriff.”
For more information, please contact BSO Chaplain Rick Braswell at (954) 205-1691.