After his second felony arrest for police impersonation in October 2019 Jeremy Dewitte began to receive backlash from Orlando residents.
And later, with each arrest, he would receive backlash from around the world.
Before anyone knew him or his past, Jeremy Dewitte ran a funeral escort service. In an attempt to gain the attention he didn’t have today he listed his business on The Orlando Biz List, a free business search engine.
His business reviews were fairly positive.
In January 2019 a man named Colonel James R. Davis claimed he was in the military for 20 years and he had never seen a more squared away and professional organization.
The same day another man named Mark Langer claimed he tried to use Orange County Sheriff’s Office for his family’s funeral escort. He was told it was against Orange County Sheriff’s Office policy to handle funeral escorts. Mark contacted a friend from the Florida Highway Patrol who recommended Metro-State Special Services.
According to Orange County Sheriff’s Office 2016 annual report the Motors Unit has offered funeral escort services for at least 4 years.
A reviewer named Carol Harris left a negative comment in 2017. She said Metro-State Special Services caused confusion as they tried to direct traffic and shut down parts of an intersection. Carol also stated Metro-State Special Services vehicles looked like emergency vehicles not funeral escort vehicles.
Metro-State Special Services responded to Carol’s review.
Two other motorists who encountered Metro-State Special Services left similar reviews.
Biz List offers a survey all business owners can fill out when they register their company online. The owner of Metro-State Special Services chose to participate in the survey.
Metro-State Special Services claimed the business was opened in 2000. Jeremy Dewitte has also claimed the business was open for 10 years in 2019. Jeremy Dewitte spent most of his time in county jails and state and federal prisons during this 20 year period.
The owner of Metro-State Special Services emphasized his desire for every person to have the ability to receive professional services, regardless of their community standing.
It would be fair to say as a registered sex offender Jeremy Dewitte would be at the bottom of any community ranking system and he may have felt repeatedly ostracized.
At one time Metro-State Special Services had hopes of expanding to areas outside of Central Florida. Miami was one of those locations. Jeremy Dewitte has a history with the Miami area but perhaps even the past couldn’t stop his dreams.
The owner claimed daily operations were run by two men named Jerry and William. William Vogt is a Dewitte family member. It is unclear if Jerry is a real person or another Jeremy Dewitte alias.
We were unable to find this exact quote or scripture in the Holy Bible or the Koran.
It appears to be an interpretation of Psalm 84:11 which states:
For the LORD God is our sun and shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.Psalm 84:11
For many people God is their protector and He will right the wrongs of judgmental men. It would be fair to say with 10 pending felony cases Jeremy Dewitte may believe he is in need of legal and spiritual protection.
However the scripture also states God will protect those who do what is right. He will not protect anyone from being appropriately punished.
And the public may feel they need protection from Jeremy Dewitte who has been accused of causing chaos for years.
Jeremy Dewitte is currently facing 80 years in prison for allegedly impersonating police officers and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
In the state of Florida it is up to the judge and jury, not God, to decide if this is an appropriate punishment.