TAMPA, Florida -- A year to the day after the death of Lee Roy Selmon following a stroke, his legacy can still be felt just about everywhere - even at St. Petersburg's Northside Hospital.
"A lot of patients in our clinic wanted to know what they could do to prevent stroke," says the hospital's Director of Neurosciences, Dr. Nasser Razack. "It's unfortunate that his death raised that concern, but at the same time, it's a bittersweet condolence to his death. Because of his popularity, many people became so interested in this disease process."
Joe Voskerichian keeps an autographed photo with Selmon. He heads the Gold Shield Foundation for fallen law enforcement. The two worked together on countless fundraisers.
"He didn't play golf well, but he was always ready to play and he was always ready to offer any assistance to try and raise money," he says. "He continues to be revered and respected for everything he's done."
Along with helping with fundraisers benefiting the community, USF Head Football Coach Skip Holtz says he made a positive impact on the school during his time as athletic director.
"I think he changed the course of this athletic department forever," Holtz says. "I'm not sure anybody else could have made the impact on this school that he did."