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Why Florida should say no to marijuana
Miami Herald
In September 2011, Karen Bailey lost her son to a drug overdose. His attitude toward marijuana was like that of many people who are in favor of legalizing it. He viewed it as a natural rite of passage, safer than alcohol and something that would soon be legal. It is only after burying him that Bailey could see how dangerous this point of view can be.
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Florida deputy stops attempted spree killing in less than 60 seconds
Bearing Arms
"The selfless actions of this deputy saved many lives today," said Taylor County Sheriff L.E. "Bummy" Williams. "The safety of the citizens of Taylor County is our main concern, and Deputy Lundy was willing to risk his own life today to save others. I am proud of his bravery and his heroism is to be commended. Deputy Lundy, his family and the victims are in my prayers."
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Liberatore named state Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Ocala
All of the nominees deserve recognition for their commitment to protecting others and selflessly serving their communities," Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a press release. "It is an honor to name Master Deputy Tim Liberatore the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Thanks to Master Deputy Liberatore's dedication, a juvenile was saved from heartbreaking abuse.
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Behind the Badge: Florida sheriffs at work in Washington, DC
FSA
As we departed, it became even clearer to me, that regardless of our assignments, we are all really working to accomplish the same goal, which is to maintain and enhance public safety at every level of government.
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Sheriff Bradshaw urges voters not to approve medical marijuana
WPEC-TV
It's taken two years to put the pill-mills out of business. I don't want to get involved in the marijuana mills and that's where we're headed," the Sheriff explained.
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Seminole County Cpl. Joseph Klinger is FSA Corrections Officer of the Year
FSA
"I could not be more proud of Joe and all of his outstanding accomplishments that demonstrate his commitment to the protection of the citizens of Seminole County," said Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger. "Joe's actions serve as a constant reminder of the incredible dedication and service of our corrections officers."
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Gov. Rick Scott recommends increased law enforcement funding
Florida Department of Law Enforcement via WCTV-TV
"Florida's sheriffs would like to thank Gov. Scott for making the safety of Florida families one of his highest priorities," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association. "These funds will help enhance the existing resources of local law enforcement that will help keep communities throughout Florida safe."
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2014 National Conference on Bullying — Feb. 26-28, 2014
School Safety Advocacy Council
Don't miss the Nation's most comprehensive conference dedicated to bullying. Well over 600 attendees are expected to attend this event at the DoubleTree Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando.
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Orange County sheriff talks gun safety with children
WOFL-TV
To really drive the message home, the sheriff had the children take a gun safety pledge, "I promise I will never play with guns, I promise to never play with guns. I promise I will not handle a gun without permission from a grown up that I know. "
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Why Florida should say no to marijuana
Miami Herald
In September 2011, I lost my son to a drug overdose. His attitude toward marijuana was like that of many people who are in favor of legalizing it. He viewed it as a natural rite of passage, safer than alcohol and something that would soon be legal. It is only after burying him that I see how dangerous this point of view can be.

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Pinellas County Sheriff's Office to stop posting online mug shots
Tampa Bay Times
"The reposting of their booking photo isn't illegal," Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, but added that charging a fee is "unconscionable, verging on blackmail and clearly taking advantage of someone's circumstances."

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US Sheriffs getting armored vehicles left over from Iraq
The Associated Press via Fox News
At the height of the war in Iraq, the 18-ton armored vehicles were worth $500,000. Now the U.S. Department of Defense is giving these military fighting vehicles to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, under a national military surplus program.

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Escambia County sees overall crime decrease
Pensacola News Journal
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office annual crime report shows an overall 3.3 percent reduction in total index crimes and a 9.3 percent reduction in violent crimes when compared with county statistics from 2012.
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Sheriff Wayne Ivey recognizes Reserve Unit
Space Coast Daily
Sheriff Wayne Ivey says: I could not be more proud of such an incredible group who are absolutely committed to the safety of Brevard County. The Reserve Unit consists of retired law enforcement and military, lawyers, doctors, dentists, business owners and other professionals. We greatly appreciate everything they do for our agency and community.
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