Awards Programs

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

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The Florida Sheriffs Association’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award is given annually to a Florida law enforcement officer who has demonstrated exemplary service in the line of duty and fulfills their oath to serve and protect the public. The recipient of the award receives recognition at the Florida Sheriffs Association’s annual conference, a plaque and $2,000.

Nomination Criteria for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (PDF)

2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Deputy Jesus “Jesse” Madrigal is presented with the FSA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from FSA President and Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkin-son, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, and Allen Durham and Dave Callin of Star & Shield Insurance Services.

Deputy Jesus Madrigal of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was selected as the 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Deputy Madrigal embodied the true meaning of honor, service and courage when he quickly responded to the sound of gunshots while on duty in 2017. Read more.

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Mario Gutierrez
Tim Liberatore
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Con Kelley
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Raymond Maulbeck
Joey Rabon & Billy Dozier
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John Sleigher
Jennifer Fulford
Christine Thomason
Mike Rolls
Jason Stambaugh
Jonathan Potter
Yona Valdez
Shawn Boorman
Edward “Ned” Foy
Harry Nyquist
Danny Dansby
J. Paul Phillips, Jr.
Eddie Barnard
Richard Wyatt
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