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Miami Dade Officer Mario Gutierrez honored as 2014 FSA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Florida Sheriffs Association
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) announced that Officer Mario Gutierrez of the Miami Dade Police Department, has been selected as the "2014 FSA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Gutierrez was recognized at the FSA Summer Conference in Ponte Vedra for his dedication to law enforcement and living out his oath to serve and protect the public. Miami-Dade Police Department Director J.D. Patterson praised the officer's actions, "Officer Mario Gutierrez' courage while being attacked during this catastrophic incident epitomizes both heroism and commitment to serving this community."
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Florida Sheriffs Association presents Legislative Champion Award to
Sen. Jack Latvala

Florida Sheriffs Association
Each year, the Florida Sheriffs Association recognizes state legislators who have made significant contributions to criminal justice and public safety through their leadership. During the 2014 legislative session, there were a number of key legislators who the sheriffs counted on to ensure a successful session. The Florida Sheriffs Association presented Sen. Jack Latvala, R-20, with the Legislator of the Year award this week during the FSA 2014 Summer Conference in St. Johns County.
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Epilepsy experts call for more research into medical marijuana
American Epilepsy Society via Miami Herald
Healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers are reminded that use of marijuana for epilepsy may not be advisable due to lack of information on safety and efficacy, and that despite 20 states legalizing the use of medical marijuana, it has not been reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of any form of seizures or epilepsy.
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Sheriff's Office completes 'Below 100' training
The Star
Gulf County Sheriff's Officers, along with law enforcement officers from Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, Calhoun and Bay counties attended a "Below 100" training seminar, held at Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Center.
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'Common sense prevails,' Amendment 2 backer says about latest Q-Poll
SaintPetersBlog
Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America said, "This poll does not address the realities of Amendment 2. This amendment would allow storefront docs similar to pot docs, with no relationship to patients, to simply recommend pot to anyone with even a slight ache."
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Leon County Sheriff's Department donates bikes to veterans
WTXL-TV
The LCSO donated 24 bicycles to representatives from the Florida Veterans Foundation.
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Scammers target online daters prone to sexting
The Associated Press via The News-Journal
Broward County Sheriff's Office warns that scammers are passing themselves off as law enforcement officers working cases of Internet crimes against children.
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Miami Dade Officer Mario Gutierrez honored as 2014 FSA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Florida Sheriffs Association
On Oct. 29, 2013, Officer Mario Gutierrez of the Miami Dade Police Department was working his normal traffic detail near the Miami International Airport when he noticed smoke coming from a Shell gas station nearby, but the situation was far worse than he could have imagined.

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Pasco officers train for school shootings
Pasco Tribune
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the school district have a good working relationship, and parents likely will appreciate that officers are getting the training, even as everyone hopes it never will be put to use, said Linda Cobbe, spokeswoman for the school district.

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FSA now has a job board
Florida Sheriffs Association
In your search for a new and exciting law enforcement career, check out these great opportunities on FSA's new job board.

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Florida Sheriff's Office offers safe place for online purchases
WTXL-TV
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is now providing a safe place where residents can conduct transactions of items purchased or sold over the Internet.
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Quick-thinking Sheriff's Agent Rick Clements saves man's life
SpaceCoastDaily.com
On Tuesday, July 22, Brevard County Agent Richard Clements was traveling to work when he observed a vehicle crash; he assessed the scene and saved a life.
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Former Brevard sheriff celebrates 99th birthday
SpaceCoastDaily.com
"Former Brevard County Sheriff Rollin Zimmerman was presented with a giant Brevard County Sheriff's Office Birthday Card signed by many of our agency members as we all wish him a very Happy 99th Birthday!" Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.
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Family displaced by fire receives help from BSO firefighters
WSVN-TV
Thanks to the men and women of Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue District 37, Latrina Criss and her children no longer have to worry about food.
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