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Sgt. Billy Jones recognized by Florida Retail Federation

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Billy Jones was recognized by the Florida Retail Federation as an “outstanding deputy” during the recent statewide Law Enforcement of the Year award competition. Sgt. Richard Rossman of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was the recipient of the statewide award.

Sgt. Jones recently saved a preschool child from possible death as she choked on a foreign object while at a Crawfordville day care center. Fast action by Sgt. Jones responding to the scene helped the child dislodge the foreign object and begin to breathe again.

His actions along the side of Shadeville Highway helped the female child begin her recovery as he assisted Wakulla EMS load the victim into an ambulance for a trip to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

“Each nomination we received reflected quality law enforcement in Florida and exhibited a great measure of professionalism,” said Richard A. McAllister, President and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. “Our judges were heartened by the many positive influences that Florida’s law enforcement officials are having on the quality of life for all Floridians. Thank you again for your commitment to making our state a safer place to live and work.”

Sgt. Jones received a Certificate of Commendation that stated, “For outstanding service and commitment to the State of Florida, its citizens and its businesses, by going above and beyond the call of duty, exhibiting exemplary law enforcement, and making our state a safer place to live and work. Often taken for granted, they never stop serving…because they care.”

 

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