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St. Johns County Sheriff's Office recognized for service
St. Augustine Record
Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun of the Florida National Guard presented Sheriff David Shoar with a plaque for the recent donation of radio equipment, according to a release from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Gov. Rick Scott awards St. Lucie County officer with the Medal of Heroism
Office of Governor Rick Scott
Gov. Scott said, "The bravery of Deputy Sheriff Pearson demonstrates his fearless dedication to ensure the safety of his community. I am honored to present him with the Medal of Heroism and thankful for the service of our law enforcement officers who work each day to protect Florida’s families."
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Committee of 99 honors deputies and officers for outstanding service
Florida Sheriff's Association
Both the Leon County Sheriff Mike Woods and the City of Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo were present along with a cadre of past Officer of the Year award winners, nominees for the 2015 award, and business leaders and members from around Tallahassee.
New warning about sex trafficking in Florida
We discovered a new flyer popping up in at least one Florida county advertising quick cash for teens looking for work. It reads "Teen Jobs" in big letters, advertising a chance to earn up to $300 a week after school and on weekends, with transportation provided. It does not specify what type of work it is advertising.
US attorney passes out funds to law enforcement agencies seized from Jacksonville pill mill operator
The Florida Times-Union
The 15 law enforcement agencies received about two-thirds of the forfeited assets through the federal equitable sharing program. The other one-third goes to the U.S. Department of Treasury where the money will be used for other law enforcement programs and to compensate crime victims. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office received the largest share of the money at $606,000.
Agent Sandra Roblin honored as Child Abuse Prevention Officer of Year
Space Coast Daily
The award recognized efforts to increase prevention and early intervention services with the purpose of strengthening and preserving the integrity of the family, while protecting the children.
Beasts no burden to Pasco sheriff's Agriculture Unit
The Tampa Tribune
Cpl. John Hayhurst checks on a cow as Sgt. Troy Law checks on goats that are in the care of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Unit. The unit handles many animal neglect calls.
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