Obituary: Max Binz, 59, Ponce Inlet police lieutenant

Photo for Headline Surfer / Visitation for Ponce Inlet Police Lt. Max Binz , 59, who died Sunday, will be held 5-8 op.m. today at Lohman Funeral Home; 1423 Belleview Ave., Daytona Beach. A funeral service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach; 118 N Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach. Interment will follow at Daytona Memorial Park.  
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Ponce Inlet Police Lt. Max E. Binz III, 59, of Port Orange, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, with his loving wife at his side at Halifax Hospital Port Orange.

Visitation will be held today at Lohman Funeral Home; 1423 Belleview Ave., Daytona Beach, between the hours of 5-8 pm. A funeral service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach; 118 N Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach. Interment will follow at Daytona Memorial Park.  

Binz was a lieutenant and one-time acting police chief with the Ponce Inlet Police Department having been employed there for the last 22 years. He also previously worked in law enforcement as a cop with the Ormond Beach Police Department, the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the Volusia County Beach Rangers, and the Volusia County Corrections Department.

Binz was a lieutenant and one-time acting police chief with the Ponce Inlet Police Department having been employed there for the last 22 years. He also previously worked in law enforcement as a cop with the Ormond Beach Police Department, the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the Volusia County Beach Rangers, and the Volusia County Corrections Department.

Binz also served his country in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Wanda, his mother and sister, his six children, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Max E. Binz II.

Contributions may be made in Max Binz's memory to The National Kidney Foundation or Concerns of Police Survivors.

Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home, Port Orange. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfunerahomes.com.

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