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Sheriff's office mourns after Orange County deputy killed
WFTV-TV
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is mourning over the loss of Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, who was fatally shot recently while investigating vehicle burglaries. "Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother,” Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
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Sheriff: Many problems with medical marijuana
Herald Tribune
In November, voters will consider legalizing marijuana in the state of Florida for medicinal purposes. Organizers easily gathered the signatures needed to get the issue on the ballot, and various polls suggest there may be enough public support to pass it into Florida law.
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Broward County Sheriff's Office holding prescription drug take back event
The Republic
The Broward County Sheriff's Office is holding a shred-a-thon and prescription drug take back event in Pembroke Pines, at the Pembroke Lakes Mall. Anyone in the area can turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card. The program is called Operation Medicine Cabinet.
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How to prevent tax refund-related identity theft
FSA
Florida, with its large population of elderly residents and health care facilities, leads the nation in identity theft-related income tax fraud. To reduce your vulnerability to tax refund identity fraud, leave your Social Security card at home instead of carrying it in your wallet and avoid giving out personally identifiable information by phone and online.
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Bondi, legislators call for passage of Aaron Cohen Act to crack down on hit-and-run drivers
Miami Herald
Attorney General Pam Bondi, legislators and law enforcement leaders are joining the widow of a Miami cyclist killed in a 2012 hit-and-run crash on the Rickenbacker Causeway in her campaign to crack down on hit-and-run drivers.
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2014 National Conference on Bullying — Feb. 26-28, 2014
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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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Fund established for wounded Taylor County Deputy Robert Lundy
Tallahassee Democrat
"I think it shows our true character," Buckeye Federal Credit Union President and CEO Charlton Knowles said. “We have all of these families in our prayers right now and we’ll try to do whatever we can to help these families through this situation.”
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Seminole County Sheriff's Office Crossing Guard Program top in state
Sanford Herald
The Seminole County Sheriff’'s Office has announced the selection of its School Crossing Guard Program as the 2013 "Florida School Crossing Guard Program of the Year" by the Florida Department of Transportation.
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Once a sheriff, always a sheriff
Northwest Florida Daily News
The 83-year-old man has a torn piece of white paper with the words "Sheriff Ray Wilson" written in marker taped to the back of his cellphone. When he introduces himself, he uses the title he hasn't held for more than 30 years.
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Warrant roundup nets more than 300 arrests in Pasco, Pinellas
Tampa Bay Times
"The bad guys don't know jurisdictional boundaries," said Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, "and the message is the cops don't know jurisdictional boundaries either."

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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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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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Warrant roundup nets more than 300 arrests in Pasco, Pinellas
Tampa Bay Times
"The bad guys don't know jurisdictional boundaries," said Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, "and the message is the cops don't know jurisdictional boundaries either."
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