Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

FRIDAY: Buchanan Recognizes Area’s Top Law Enforcement Officials

Apr 21, 2016
Press Release
Congressman To Present 13 Awards in Special Ceremony

SARASOTA – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, FL-16, will present awards to the winners of the fifth annual 16th Congressional District Law Enforcement Awards in a special ceremony on Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at the Sarasota County Building.

Buchanan will recognize a total of 13 law enforcement officials.


The Congressman established the award to give special recognition to law enforcement officers, departments, and units for exceptional achievement.

“Law enforcement is a demanding profession that requires sacrifice, courage and a dedication to serve others,” said Buchanan. “Every day, brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way to enforce the laws of our society and protect public safety. They deserve our gratitude and respect. These awards are a fitting tribute to our officers and a reminder of the important role they play in our communities.” 

Award winners were chosen by an independent panel comprised of current and retired law enforcement personnel representing a cross-section of the district’s law enforcement community.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Buchanan, FL-16

WHAT: Fifth Annual 16th Congressional District Law Enforcement Awards

WHEN: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016.

WHERE: Sarasota County Commission Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236.