In the eight years Valran Venner has been employed with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office as a deputy, he has received one written reprimand and dozens of commendations.
Venner, a 31-year-old deputy who was hired in 2005, fatally shot Craig Demps, 22, on April 20. Demps allegedly committed an armed carjacking at a Lake Worth restaurant and then led police on a chase. The chase ended near the West Palm Beach Marriott hotel on Okeechobee Boulevard where he fled into some bushes.
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