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Attorney General commends Florida Sheriffs
Florida Sheriffs Association
Whenever I attend a Florida Sheriffs Association Conference, I am so grateful for the opportunity to thank each of you for your great service and dedication to protecting Floridians. Florida is at a 43-year low crime rate and that is in large part due to the Sheriffs — thank you. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a national report on how Florida has reversed a previously upward trend of prescription drug-related deaths. … I am also grateful to the Sheriffs for helping protect our kids from deadly synthetic drugs, which are marketed to our youth with names such as "Scooby Snax."
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Sen. Marco Rubio opposes medical marijuana in Florida and calls Amendment 2 a ruse
Tampa Bay Times
Sen. Marco Rubio said, "You've seen how this has been abused in many parts of this country. It's the reality that there are states now that you go in and can have a doctor write you a prescription for something that you are really just using for purposes of acquiring legally a recreational drug."
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Statewide child sex sting nets 132 arrests
WZVN-TV
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, "There are predators out there now that we didn't get in the last roundup, but let me promise you one thing, we'll get you in the next round-up."
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Florida students form anti-pot group 'Don't Roll Up, Roll Out'
SaintPetersBlog
"Don't Roll Up, Roll Out" is a the student-led group that hopes to encourage Florida youths to learn "as much as they can" about the harms of marijuana, arising out of concerns over Amendment 2, the proposed ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana. "We want to get the word out to students that marijuana is a dangerous drug and should be avoided at all costs," said Heaven Taylor-Wynn, a member of "Don't Roll Up, Roll Out".
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Okaloosa County trying to honor sheriff in memorials
WEAR-TV
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is working to honor the agency's third sheriff. They are trying to get John Summerlin's name added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. and the Florida Sheriff's Association Memorial Wall in Tallahassee.
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Editorial: Amendment 2 would unshackle unsafe drug
The Tampa Tribune
Polls indicate Florida voters are overwhelmingly in favor of a constitutional amendment that will legalize the medical use of marijuana. That is both understandable and alarming. … "Welcome to pill mills part two," says Tampa OB-GYN Dr. Madelyn Butler.
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Movers and shakers: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches appoints Rick Smith of CS&L CPAs to Board of Directors
The Bradenton Times
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. President Roger Bouchard announces the recent appointment of Rick Smith to the Youth Ranches Board of Directors as Treasurer
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Sheriff: 200 roosters, chickens seized in cockfighting, pot ring
WSOC-TV
According to Sheriff Alex Underwood, a sheriff of Chester County, South Carolina, more than 200 roosters trained for fighting and 17 pounds of pot were discovered at a home 10 minutes outside of Chester.
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Attorney General commends Florida Sheriffs
Florida Sheriffs Association
Whenever I attend a Florida Sheriffs Association Conference, I am so grateful for the opportunity to thank each of you for your great service and dedication to protecting Floridians. Florida is at a 43-year low crime rate and that is in large part due to the Sheriffs — thank you.

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Escambia County Sheriff's Office reports crime down in 2014
Pensacola News Journal
Crime is down in Escambia County for the first half of 2014, according to city and county law enforcement. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office reported the crime rate from January to June of this year has decreased 11 percent compared to the first six months of 2013.

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Okaloosa sheriff recognized for legislative advocacy efforts
Creastview News Bulletin
The Florida Association of Counties presented its 2014 County Partner Award to Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley. FAC annually gives the award to members of the county family that demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping FAC’s advocacy efforts during the legislative session.

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Dixie County Sheriff winner of COPS muzzle loader
Florida Sheriffs Association
Concerns for Police Survivors (COPS) held a raffle for a muzzle loader rifle while at the Sheriffs Summer Conference; the lucky winner of the drawing was Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, Dixie County.
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Whistlestop campaign rally in Winter Haven showcases candidates
The Ledger
In Winter Haven's first local election test, the proposed county sales tax amendment narrowly lost, 64 votes to 58, though not all of the 134 people who cast votes at the event weighed in on the issue. Amendment 2, the medical marijuana constitutional amendment lost 91-37, while Amendment 1, the land conservation amendment, won 91-30.
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Sheriff appointed to federal advisory council
The Associated Press via The Miami Herald
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council. Demings appointment was announced this week by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. He is one of 12 new members, and is filling a vacancy in the Elected Local Government Officials position.
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