Flagler County sheriff undergoing knee surgery after injury during narcotics search

Rick Staly hyperextended left knee

Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The Flagler County sheriff will be undergoing surgery after he injured his knee while executing a search warrant in April, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said Sheriff Rick Staly joined the Special Investigations Unit and SWAT team to serve a narcotics search warrant.

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Staly hyperextended his knee during the search, tearing part of the meniscal cartilage, according to the sheriff’s office.

The outpatient procedure is on Friday.

During the surgery, Chief of Staff Mark Strobridge will be acting sheriff.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.