George Greene has been a member of the Florida Sheriffs Association since 1975. Following the death of his father in law, who was a longtime FSA member, Mr. Greene and his wife, Lyn, decided to continue the membership and get involved with FSA.
Born in St. Augustine, Fla., Mr. Greene has a rich family history in law enforcement. His great grandfather, Henry Hamilton Floyd, served as the sheriff of St. John’s County from 1898-1899. His brother currently works as a public safety assistant with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, where his nephew also serves as a deputy sheriff and detective.
Mr. Greene, a graduate of the University of Florida, is a U.S. Army veteran. He also served as a captain in the Florida National Guard and completed the St. Petersburg Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Mr. Greene also worked for Florida Power Corporation for 35 years before retiring as a senior vice president. Upon retirement, Mr. Greene became the executive director of “No Casinos,” an organization championed by FSA for their efforts to keep casinos out of Florida.
Now, Mr. Greene spends his time enjoying his North Carolina home with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Mr. Greene says he is truly appreciative of the great work that sheriffs do in the community—particularly with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.
“We don’t think very much about the risk that law enforcement people take, but we are all indebted to them for what they do for us every day,” Mr. Greene said. “Joining the Florida Sheriffs Association is just a very small way to show our appreciation for what they do for us.”