2022 Congressional Regulation Enforcement Awards introduced

The sixteenth Congressional District Regulation Enforcement Awards had been established 12 years in the past to honor officers and departments for distinctive achievement.

BRADENTON — Winners of the the sixteenth Congressional District Regulation Enforcement Awards had been offered on Tuesday by Congressman Vern Buchanan.

The awards, established 12 years in the past to honor legislation enforcement officers and departments in Florida’s sixteenth District for distinctive achievement, had been determined by an unbiased panel of present and retired legislation enforcement personnel.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.

“Regulation enforcement is a noble and demanding occupation that requires sacrifice, braveness and a dedication to serve others,” Buchanan stated. “Each day, courageous women and men put themselves in hurt’s option to implement our legal guidelines and defend the general public. They deserve our gratitude and respect.”

The awards in Manatee and Sarasota counties:

Above and Past the Name of Responsibility Award: Lt. Sean Felton, Deputies Kelsey Belloise, Timothy Downey, Hugo Garcia, Grace King, Alexander Nikias, Monica Ruiz, Todd Sellitto, Logan Wilson and Robert Wildt of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Dedication and Professionalism Award: Lt. Phillip Waller and Sgt. Aaron Pilant of the Bradenton Police Division; Officer Chris Bennett of the Holmes Seaside Police Division; Deputies Maria Gillum and Rafael Ortegon, and Detective Derek Pollock of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Gary Tibbetts Profession Service Award: Assistant Chief Josh Cramer and Detective James Curulla of the Bradenton Police Division; Barbara Ehrhart of the Florida Freeway Patrol; Detective John Lake of the Sarasota Police Division; Lt. Christopher Montalbano of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Preservation of Life Award: Deputies Ryan Banning, Michael Beers, Leonel Garcia, Zameul Sanchez Garcia, Kyle Kaskiw, Joshua Langieri, Micah Osornio, Benjamin Fast, Grant Weisman, and Detective Scott Williamson of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace; Detective Vincent Diorio of the Palmetto Police Division; Officers Adam Bearden, Whitney Bentz, Ridge Collins, Terry Crenshaw, Timothy Dederick, Julius Gonzalez, Nathan Lynn, Molly Spencer, and Officer Eric Urbain of the Sarasota Police Division.

Unit Quotation Award: Lt. Mark Morie, Sgts. Seamus Dwyer, Stephen Ives, Brian Quiles, and Theron Robinson and Detectives Bryan Lake, Carmine Luper, Steven Luke, and James Parrish of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace Crimes Towards Kids Unit, Web Crimes Towards Kids Unit, and Technical Companies Unit; Sgts. Stephen Barron and Paul Bulso, Detectives Kelsey Belloise, Ernest Bichsel, Keith English, Philip Fellows, Lucas Freitas-Ferreira, Cody Hobbs, Grace King, Jeremy Martin, Matthew Schwartz, and Austyn Shear of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Workplace Particular Investigations Division Tactical Unit; Sgts. Sean Carter and Jonathan Misiewicz, Officers Nicholas Bernier, Brenton Bieker, Jarrod Chapman, Timothy Dederick, Giovanni Gonzalez, Julius Gonzalez, Nicholas Laquidara, Nathan Lynn, Aaron Modrow, Jordan Osinga, Elise Schanley, Lauren Stevens, Eric Urbain, Becky Worthington, and Alfonso Varlaro of the Sarasota Police Division Patrol Shift 2A Unit.

Buchanan not too long ago launched the Skinny Blue Line Act, which toughens penalties in opposition to anybody who targets cops and different first responders. Earlier this 12 months, Buchanan hosted a roundtable with key legislation enforcement officers from throughout Florida’s sixteenth District to debate the rise in crime nationwide and elevated threats to police and different first responders.

“I imagine these awards are a becoming tribute to our officers and a reminder of the essential function they play in our communities,” Buchanan stated.

Submitted by Savannah Glasgow

This text initially appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: 2022 Congressional Regulation Enforcement Awards introduced by Rep. Buchanan

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