Deputy Lou Henyecz Month

Deputy First Class Lou Henyecz, better known around town as “Deputy Lou”, was recently honored by Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners by proclaiming March as Deputy Lou Henyecz Month!

Deputy Lou is a favorite among citizens for his dedication to the betterment of our community though Neighborhood Watch groups, his appointment on the Board for the Homeless Coalition, and true concern for everyone he meets.

Commissioner Bill Truex and Deputy First Class Lou Henyecz

Deputy Lou was named 2020’s Communinty Champion for his continuous collaboration between the community and the Sheriff’s Office by the Gulf Coast Partnership in conjunction with Together Charlotte and Healthy Charlotte.

In August of 2001, Lou was hired by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer. Deputy Lou held many other positions at the Sheriff’s Department including Road Patrol Deputy and Bailiff. Currently, Deputy Lou enjoy his work as a Community Policing Officer where he has the opportunity to really get to know the people he serves.

“Deputy Henyecz is a true asset to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. He knows there is no substitute for hard work and is committed to serving the people of Charlotte County. His community service is exemplary and always goes above and beyond, ” states Sheriff Prummell.

Sheriff Bill Prummell

Since 2005, in addition to working at CCSO, Lou is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police Charlotte County Lodge 66. Volunteering in many aspects of community service.  He has held both the President and Vice President Positions of the lodge and also serves as a Labor Rep. In his free time he loves to travel with his wife Rene of 33 years and his two children.

Citizens have stated:

Cookies with a Cop event at Chick-fil-a

“He is the best example of a cop!”

” I have worked with Lou and he is a great community first guy! Well done sir, you are an asset to the community!”

“Your influence in this community has been extremely important and you are appreciated.”


During my almost 19 years with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office I have enjoyed each and every job assignment. I wouldn’t change even one because they have made me the deputy I am today. My position in Community Policing is by far my favorite because the people I work with. We all share the same goal of trying improve Charlotte County for each and every person to enjoy. I am able to spend time with local government officials, community groups and the public in general which is extremely inspiring. I am always amazed to see how caring and supportive members of our community are to the Deputies that serve them.  They not only support us but their volunteerism, generosity and compassion for those in need is where my inspiration comes from. I feel blessed to live, work and play in one of the most amazing places in Florida.

Deputy First class Lou Henyecz

Congratulations to Deputy First Class Lou Henyecz on this honorable recognition.

Leave a Reply

Powered by

Up ↑