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Today in Florida History May 22, 1915 – The first sheriff of St. Lucie County, Daniel Stephen Carlton was shot and killed in downtown Fort Pierce on this date. Sheriff Carlton was involved in a pistol duel with a night marshal by the name of James M. Disney. The exact circumstances surrounding the duel remain unknown, with some claiming longstanding personal grievances between the men. Disney was sentenced to five years in...Read more