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Manatee County deputy shot in Bradenton, suspect dead
Bradenton Herald
The sheriff's office said Lt. Bob Mealy, 52, was shot in the right arm. A witness told the Bradenton Herald he heard the gunshots as he sat in his car outside a nearby McDonald's. He was treated and released from a local hospital, and is expected to recover fully from his injuries.
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Escambia Sheriff's Office to host domestic violence forum
Pensacola News Journal
"We appreciate Sheriff Morgan for his strong support of programs to combat domestic violence crime. This training serves a great need in our community." said Kimberly Tatum, president of the Favor House board of directors and associate dean and associate professor in the UWF College of Professional Studies.
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Editorial: They chose the NRA over your safety
Tampa Bay Times
The sheriffs point out that state law already allows weapons to be transported in the trunk of a car, the glove box or even an unlocked cigar box. They support the status quo, which rightly requires that citizens who want to carry a loaded, concealed weapon on their person must pass a background check and have completed safety training to qualify for a license — which 1.4 million have done in Florida.
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Explorer program prepares teens for law enforcement careers
The Suncoast News
"Due to the training Explorers Watson and Harrison received from the Sheriff's Office Explorer Post and the experience they received from participating in the agency ride-along program, both Explorers were able to think quickly on their feet taking control of a volatile scene," Theodore wrote on the post's Facebook page.
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Brevard County Sheriff's Office supports domestic violence shelter
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey via Space Coast Daily
Recently, a number of our Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputies and team members, along with members of Brevard County Fire Rescue, participated in a fashion show as part of the "What a Girl Wants" event that benefits Serene Harbor.
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North Pinellas good for you for Jan. 5
Tampa Bay Times
Post 900 Explorers taking home awards in the individual competition were Kelly Butterfield, first place; Spencer Shaw, fourth place; Kristine Crooks, fifth place; Max Dulski, sixth place; Luke Baker, ninth place; and Lauren Paschell, 10th place.
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Brevard County sheriff recognizes multiple agency collaboration
Brevard County Sheriff's Office via Space Coast Daily
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says: I would like to recognize the incredible effort by our North Precinct General Crimes Unit, the GAMEOVER Task Force and the Titusville Police Department.
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Wakulla County Special Olympic Torch Run
WCTV-TV
Representatives from the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, Wakulla Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Friday, April 11 in Crawfordville.
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Brevard Sheriff's Agent Jessie Holton earns honor
Space Coast Daily
Primus the dog, who very well may be the world's most unique looking police dog, what he lacks in looks he makes up for with personality, is a therapy dog and the most integral part of "Operation Qualter," named after our dear friend Lt. Mike Qualter who passionately advocated for children during his entire career before passing away in 2011.
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Brevard sheriff's agents arrest Melbourne child porn suspect
Space Coast Daily
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the investigation determined that Hudome had been downloading child pornography for years and was in the possession of child pornography depicting children who were 4-6 years of age.

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They ride to raise funds for fallen officers
Sun Sentinel
More than 200 bicycle riders take part in the 17th Annual Tour De Force bicycle ride to raise money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers. They represent 50 different police agencies but their cause is the same: raise $50,000 to benefit the families of four lawmen who died in 2013.

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Women in forensics talk about love of the job
WTSP-TV
"It's not a man's field anymore," says Denice Weigand, who has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for 28 years, and doing forensic investigations for the last 18. "Women were always home, they were changing dirty diapers, cleaning up vomit after their children. So that was kind of normal to be in the yuck and kind of nasty stuff. That's just what a lot of this job is," Weigand explains.

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School resource officers need help with this effort to aid kids
Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO school resource officers are spearheading a fundraiser to benefit disadvantaged youths who attend a special summer camp to have a fun-filled week and learn leadership skills.
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Brevard sheriff's agents arrest Melbourne child porn suspect
Space Coast Daily
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the investigation determined that Hudome had been downloading child pornography for years and was in the possession of child pornography depicting children who were 4-6 years of age.
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