Sheriff David A. Gee (R)
Graduate, Brandon High School; BS degree, mathematics, University of Tampa; Tampa Police Academy; FBI National Academy, 195th Session; Secret Service Dignitary Protection School; law enforcement aviator rated in fixed wing and turbine helicopters
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, 38 years: patrol deputy, homicide investigator; Internal Affairs supervisor, public information officer, chief financial officer, chief deputy; elected Sheriff of Hillsborough County, 2004; re-elected unopposed 2008; re-elected 2012 and 2016.
Honors and Affiliations
Two Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service Medals of Valor; Boys & Girls Club Community Hero Award; Tampa/Hillsborough Human Rights Council Award; Kiwanis Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; “Sheriff of the Year,” National Crisis Intervention Team, 2007; Two Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award; Hillsborough County Bar Association 2015 Liberty Bell Award Recipient; U.S. Congressional Commendation in recognition of HCSO Fallen Heroes Escort Program; Raymond E.Fernandez Award, Sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council; Crystal Star Award, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches; Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars Silver Patrick Henry Award for Patriotic Achievement; Greater Brandon Community Award, Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce; Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars National Law and Order and Exceptional Service Award; Deputized by U.S. Marshals Service; task force officer, Drug Enforcement Administration; member, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force; cochair, Domestic Security Task Force, Region 4; chair, Attorney General’s Region 4 Gang Reduction Task Force; chairman, FHP Jurisdiction Subcommittee of the Governor’s Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force; Past Southeast Region Director Airborne Law Enforcement Association; board member: A Kids Place of Tampa Bay, Judeo Christian Health Clinic; Past Board Member Hillsborough County Head Start Program; past chairman, Brandon Boys & Girls; past chairman Brandon Regional Hospital; past security consultant, Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.