Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
What: The Sheriff’s Annual Agency Awards Ceremony recognizes courageous service, as well as, personal initiative in solving crimes and providing public service.
Where: The ceremony will take place at the City of Seminole Recreation Auditorium, located at 9100 113th Street North in Seminole.
When: The ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16th, 2013.
The Sheriff’s Annual Awards Ceremony recognizes courageous service, as well as, personal initiative in solving crimes and providing public service.
This year’s ceremony will recognize over 90 individuals for their exemplary efforts throughout the year as well as:
Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year – Two deputies who acted courageously to save a four-year-old boy’s life by administering CPR.
Detention Deputy of the Year – Awarded to a deputy who has dedicated his time to changing the lives of youthful offenders.
Forensic Science Specialist of the Year – Awarded to a specialist who responded to what at first appeared to be a death by natural causes, was soon ruled a homicide due to her expertise in bloodstain interpretation.
The Jackie Clement Award - For an outstanding performance by a support staff member in the Child Protection Investigation Unit.
Agency members will also receive awards in these categories:
Certificate of Professionalism – For an outstanding performance or achievement which brings credit to the agency.
Gold Star – For saving a life in a non-threatening situation or for an exemplary act.
Unit Achievement Award – For excellence in a group effort in an investigation or project.
Excellent Service – Awarded for a major accomplishment or arrest.
Meritorious Service - Awarded for a heroic act while attempting to save a life.
Exceptional Service – Awarded for a heroic act involving grave personal danger.
Combat Cross – Awarded for an act of heroism while engaged with an armed adversary.