Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe died Friday.
Here is a compilation of reactions from elected officials, politicians, and attorneys from across the state:
Attorney General Ashley Moody, via Twitter:
“I was fortunate to know Bernie. Florida lost a skillful prosecutor and great leader in the fight for justice. My prayers are with his family. I and all of Florida will greatly miss him.”
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis:
Terrible news about an incredible public servant. My thoughts are with Bernie’s loved ones and friends. May he Rest in Peace. https://t.co/BqZFY01NYI
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) January 2, 2021
Congressman Charlie Crist:
“Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of a dedicated public servant and stalwart defender of justice. My heart goes out to the McCabe family during this difficult time.”
House Speaker Chris Sprowls:
“Among prosecutors and law enforcement officers, Bernie McCabe was a towering, heroic figure.
“A true public servant, he led a life committed to justice, fairness and truth.
Bernie was my mentor and my friend. I will miss him more than I can put into words, but I also know that I will carry