During 2010 legislative session, there were a number of key legislators that the Sheriffs counted on to ensure a successful session. The Florida Sheriffs Association has identified those legislators who assisted the Sheriffs most in bills we support, working through bills of concern and helping us defeat bills we opposed.
Ten legislators were chosen by the Sheriffs to receive legislative leadership awards for supporting a strong public safety agenda. Sheriffs throughout the state are presenting plaques to the legislators in the coming weeks on behalf of FSA President Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid.
After receiving his award, Senator Mike Fasano said, "The responsibilities the Sheriffs of Florida have are challenging and varied. As the top law-enforcement officer in each county, the Sheriff is ultimately responsible for the safety of potentially hundreds of thousands of lives. In a time of fiscal strain, the Sheriff must be creative in the allocation of often diminishing resources while at the same time taking on greater law enforcement duties. I am humbled that the Florida Sheriffs Association has recognized my legislative efforts to assist them in Tallahassee in whatever way possible."
Congratulations to our legislators. We humbly appreciate your continued support.