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Sheriff's Office will be named after Larry Campbell
Tallahassee Democrat
County commissioners enthusiastically approved naming the sheriff office's administration building after the late Sheriff Larry Campbell. Campbell died on Christmas Eve after a 50-year public service career and five consecutive terms. Several family members, including his son Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, sat in the audience and said they were grateful to see Campbell — a man they call dad, husband and friend — recognized in such grand fashion.
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Thanks to FSA for continued support of Concerns for Police Survivors (COPS)
C.O.P.S.
"On behalf of COPS, I want to personally thank Executive Director Steve Casey and the staff at the Florida Sheriffs Association for their continued support COPS at the state and national level. At the Sheriffs Winter Conference last week we were able to raffle off a rifle donated by CE Parrish General Agency," said Charles Shinholser, Director of Northeast Florida Chapter of COPS. "The proceeds from the raffle will go to support the work of COPS volunteers who support the families of fallen law enforcement officers in our state." To learn more about the work COPS is doing to support law enforcement please visit our website at (http://www.nationalcops.org/).
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Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints
The Associated Press via ABC News
"They wouldn't be allowed out of that checkpoint until they talk to us. We have a legitimate right to do it," said Sheriff David Shoar of St. Johns County, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association. "If I was out there, I wouldn't wave them through. I want to talk to that person more now."
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Brevard County officer to be honored for valor at White House
Tampa Bay Times
Sgt. Michael Darrell Brown of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office was presented on Feb. 11, at the White House, with Medal of Valor, the highest national honor for bravery given to a public safety officer.
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Sheriff poses changes to the mental health system to save lives
WFTS-TV
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says, "Preventing the next bad act is monitoring them, case managing them and at the same time also respecting their rights."
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Florida man gets life for killing sheriff's volunteer
The Associated Press via WOFL-TV
A central Florida handyman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 85-year-old Volusia County Sheriff's Office volunteer.
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Researchers develop handheld system to identify illegal drugs
Forensic Magazine
University of Central Florida scientists, led by physicist Richard Blair, have developed a handheld fluorometer that, when combined with a smartphone, allows quick, accurate and inexpensive spectral analysis of suspected illegal drugs by law enforcement officers in the field.
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Video: Florida sheriff's deputies rescue intoxicated man as flames engulf his vehicle
New York Daily News
Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley awarded Trimboli and Keyes with medals of merit in a recent ceremony. But the two deputies told the Northwest Florida Daily News that the rescue was all in a day's work.
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Martin County Sheriff fears dangerous new drug trend: Hash oil
WPEC-TV
The process involves taking high quality marijuana, pouring butane on it, and lighting it, producing the tar-like smokable hash oil, also known as hashish, or "shatter." "It poses a real threat to young people, especially," said Sheriff Snyder, referring to hash oil's extra high THC level. The sheriff said studies show THC affects younger brains.
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Campaign launches to stop dog fighting in SWFL
News-Press
The website "Stop Illegal Dog Fighting" was established following the attack of a dog named Sunset and the hope to find the people responsible.
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