Services set for St. Johns sergeant who died making arrest

Published on May 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Funeral services for Sgt. Michael Paul Kunovich will be Thursday and Friday after the 25-year St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office veteran died while making an arrest.

The 52-year-old sergeant experienced medical distress Friday night while trying to detain an 18-year-old man who was resisting arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Vergilio Aguilar Mendez remains in jail without bail on charges of murder and resisting law enforcement with violence and on detainment for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, jail records show.

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