John L. Emrick, 70, Vero Beach; interim Sebastian Chief of Police

John L. Emrick, 70, of Vero Beach, died June 15, 2009, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Mr. Emrick was born Nov. 30, 1938, in Williamsport, Pa., and moved to Vero Beach 28 years ago from Minneapolis, Mn. He had worked for the City of Minneapolis Police Department, retiring after 22 years of service, and then worked for the City of Sebastian Police Department where at one time he served as the interim Chief of Police. Mr. Emrick had served in the United States Air Force.Survivors include his wife of 36 years Delores Emrick, of Vero Beach; two sons David Emrick of Bethlehem, Pa., and John Emrick of St. Paul, Mn.; daughter Kimberly Garay, of Sauk Rapids, Mn.; two sisters Helen Cryder, of Lock Haven, Pa., and Mary Ellen Samela, of Forest Lake, Mn.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.A private celebration of life service will take place at a later date.Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

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