Sheriff Al Nienhuis is saddened and deeply regrets to announce the sudden passing of retired Lieutenant Colonel Royce M. Decker Jr.
Lt. Colonel Decker dedicated his life to law enforcement, serving the citizens of Hernando County from November 1983 until he retired in July 2013.
In addition to proudly serving as a law enforcement officer, Lt. Colonel Decker taught criminal justice courses in various colleges and universities throughout his law enforcement career and into retirement.
Lt. Colonel Decker never met a stranger, was very strong in his faith and could be relied upon to help anyone in need.
Please join us as we keep Mrs. Decker and the Decker family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace, Sir.