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As 2012 comes to a close, FSA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the Weekly InSight, a look at the key articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume next Thursday, Jan. 3.

Clay County mourns loss of deputy
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From Feb. 17: All activity at the Clay County Sheriff's Office paused for a moment of silence honoring a detective killed during a raid on a suspected meth lab. "Detective David White made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty," the radio dispatcher said just prior to 60 seconds of radio silence. White's partner, Det. Matt Hanlin, was shot in the arm when the two went through the front door of the home on Alligator Boulevard in Middleburg just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday. With family and fellow officers waiting at Orange Park Medical Center, Hanlin went through surgery overnight and his condition was upgraded to serious. The suspect was later shot and killed by other deputies. More

Slain Brevard County deputy remembered as a pillar in the community
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From March 7: A Brevard County deputy is dead after being shot by a pair of suspected thieves in Melbourne. Deputy Barbara Pill had pulled over a couple suspected of stealing from a hotel when she was shot and killed, according to Sheriff Jack Parker. He described Pill as a hero behind the scenes, and someone who never strayed away from the dangers of the job. "She was just one of the finest deputy sheriffs around," he said. "She was the kind of person that was always engaged, always doing things. When you met her, she was one of the kindest, nicest people you'd ever want to meet." Pill had served for 30 years in law enforcement, including 15 years in Brevard County. More

Broward Sheriff's Office deputy dies after crash in Pompano Beach
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From Sept. 27: A Broward Sheriff's Office motorcycle deputy died after his motorcycle crashed with another vehicle in Pompano Beach. "It is with a heavy heart to report that Deputy Christopher Schaub died as a result of his injuries in motorcycle accident in the line of duty," Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti wrote on his Facebook page. Schaub, 47, was a 22-year veteran of BSO who worked in the Pompano Beach district. More

Deputies statewide arrest nearly 12,000 wanted felons in Operation Felon Sweep
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From Oct. 25: Nearly 12,000 wanted felons are now off the streets and neighborhoods in Florida. The Florida Sheriff's Association announced the results of Operation Felon Sweep, a statewide effort to find and arrest dangerous felons. Most of the men and women arrested were wanted for violent crimes like robbery, assault, or even murder. In Polk County, deputies arrested 806 felons. "We put bad guys in jail and you know what? We like it," said Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff. More

Highlands sheriff becomes first female head of state association
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From July 31: The Florida Sheriffs Association announced that Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton will be the first woman to hold the association's highest position since its inception in 1893. Benton takes over presidential duties previously held by Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson. "I am humbled to serve as president of such an historic association," Benton said. As president, Benton will be responsible for working with the FSA staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of the 118-year-old nonprofit organization and its 67 sheriffs. More

Gov. Rick Scott signs PIP reform into law, closes out 2012 bill action
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From May 4: Gov. Rick Scott signed a law aimed at cutting down on an epidemic of car insurance fraud in Florida, fulfilling one of his top goals. Changes to PIP, or personal injury protection coverage, was one of Scott's three priorities in the 2012 legislative session. He signed HB 119 in Jacksonville, accompanied by law enforcement officials. "This legislation will benefit the pocketbooks of every Florida family who drives an automobile," Scott said. Florida's $10,000 PIP benefit has led to widespread abuse, staged car accidents and phony injuries that have sent insurance premiums skyrocketing to a level that many people can no longer afford. The two biggest areas for fraud in the state are Tampa and Miami. More

State Farm contributes, commits to Teen Driver Challenge
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From Jan. 18: The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that State Farm has contributed $100,000 to the Teen Driver Challenge, an educational driver improvement course developed in 2007. The check to support this critical youth program was presented during the FSA Mid-Winter Conference banquet at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. State Farm’s contribution is a considerable investment in Florida’s youngest drivers that will keep our roads safer for everyone. More

Sheriff gets futuristic motorcycle
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From Sept. 27, 2012: Sheriff Jack Parker got his first look at a futuristic motorcycle that the Brevard County Sheriff's Office will use to help connect with youth in the community. Melbourne-based Parker Brothers Concepts, which stars in the Syfy channel TV reality series "Dream Machines," unveiled the two-wheeler during a law enforcement skills competition at Melbourne Square. The motorcycle will be used as a draw for teens at crime prevention events, according to the sheriff's office. More

Retired Florida deputy has 2nd career probing dog attacks
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From Oct. 25, 2012: The retired Jacksonville sheriff's lieutenant relies on forensic tools such as bite molds and measurements, necropsy results and saline swabs. His goal: to determine why a dog mauled a person, and whether it should be rehabilitated or destroyed because of its behavior. His second career began soon after he retired in 1999 after 22 years with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. First he became a trainer. Then he started thinking about dog behavior and realized there weren't any standardized law enforcement investigation procedures for dog bites. Now he travels the country to help animal control departments, lawyers and police agencies with dog-mauling investigations. More

Sheriff's volunteers play key role
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From Nov. 21, 2012: Think police volunteer and you'll likely conjure up images of uniformed civilians meandering through neighborhood streets, patrolling parks and writing tickets — you'd be right, but that's only part of the picture. Not only do the volunteers with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office keep the streets safe by providing a presence, but many are working in unexpected places. Some are out there on the front lines while others are working the back of the house in administrative and investigative capacities. More

Orange County SWAT Commander wins big for charity on NBC reality show
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From Sept. 6, 2012: Tom Stroup of the Orange County Sheriff's Office made it to the season finale of "Stars Earn Stripes," but Stroup, a SWAT commander, and the celebrity he mentored, Nick Lachey, didn't last long. Lachey placed fifth in an elimination shootout, so he and Stroup were ejected from the show within the first 10 minutes. Still, Stroup and Lachey earned $30,000 for the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, which assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty. More

New standard for law enforcement: It's just how things are done here
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During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, more than 1,800 people were arrested, including a 15-year-old diabetic girl on her way to see a movie. In St. Paul, Minn., during the Republican National Convention in 2008, there were 800 arrests. Four years later, the RNC came to downtown Tampa. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Major Ron Hartley, on a normal day there could be as many as 15 or 20 arrests. During the entire run of the RNC in the city, there were two arrests. More


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