Deputy Ben Zirbel Family

Deputy Ben Zirbel was a husband and father known for his unending generosity, energy, and friendship. He has touched the lives of so many in his 40 years and his young family has a tough road ahead without him. 

Many have asked how they can help. This support will be greatly needed and helpful during this time.  With enough, we can hopefully help them throughout these tough months and during the transition to a one income household.

One way is to donate here on gofundme. If you have Vystar access there is an account set up in his honor # 7507565803. Nonperishable donated items are being accepted at the main office of the Clay County Fairgrounds. 

This is 100% fully for the family and will be promptly given to his loving wife. The CCSO has listed this GoFundMe as an approved method to help. 

If you are not familiar with Ben's story, please see below. 

Traffic Deputy Ben Zirbel, a 12-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff's Office, was riding his agency-issued motorcycle on Blanding Boulevard at Camp Francis Johnson Road, just south of Kingsley Avenue. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the traffic deputy was traveling south on his Clay County Sheriff's Office motorcycle when the driver of a pickup truck on northbound Blanding Boulevard attempted to turn left onto Camp Francis Johnson Road.

FHP Sgt. Dylan Bryan said the driver of the Dodge Dakota pickup, which was towing a lawn trailer, failed to yield the right of way to the deputy, causing the motorcycle to collide with the trailer.

Officer Zirbel has passed away. 

  • Nancy Alvarez 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Ron Bolser 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Joe Heiland 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Leonardo De la Garza  
    • $40 
    • 37 mos
  • Orange Park Mall  
    • $250 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Araina Eber 
Middleburg, FL
Anna Zirbel 
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