The Sheriff’s Office will blanket crime-ridden neighborhoods, install surveillance cameras and knock on 18,000 doors in Northwest Jacksonville in an attempt to stop gun-related crime — which has spiked by 43 percent this year. Sheriff John Rutherford, Mayor Alvin Brown and Councilwoman Denise Lee talked about the crime reduction initiative code-named Operation Ceasefire on Tuesday afternoon outside a Sheriff’s Office station on Myrtle Avenue. The Sheriff’s Office largely tied the sky-rocketing gun-related crime to drug dealing. In April, there were 60 reported aggravated assaults or batteries where a gun was fired in the city. A majority of those shootings took place in police Zone 5, which is in Jacksonville’s northwest. More