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Sheriffs Association honors Gov. Scott with award

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

This week at the Florida Sheriffs Association Winter Conference, Governor Rick Scott was honored with the Legislative Champion Award.

It is the first time a Governor has received this award, which is given to an individual who has championed public safety and law enforcement issues at the Capitol. Florida’s Sheriffs recognized Gov. Scott as their partner in fighting crime and making common sense policy decisions that protect Floridians and its millions of annual visitors.

Highland County Sheriff Susan Benton, president of the association, Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford and FSA executive director Steve Casey presented Scott with the award this week during their midwinter conference in Destin.

“The health and safety of Florida communities is my top priority as Governor, and we’ll continue to work in close partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association to make sure we’re doing everything possible to keep Florida families safe,” Scott said.

Supporting the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, cracking down on PIP fraud, and ensuring felons serve at least 85 percent of their sentences are a few of the highlights of the Governor’s work during session.

“The Florida Sheriffs Association is honored to recognize Governor Rick Scott for his common sense approach to public safety and for his efforts to get to work with Florida’s Sheriff to reduce crime, maintain a 41-year low crime rate, and to protect the citizens of Florida,” said Benton. “The staff of FSA applauds this governor for his open door and his support of our most critical issues.”