Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has been named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff's Association.
The Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award is given out each year to a sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and the criminal justice profession, demonstrates exceptional service to his or her community, and has contributed to the betterment of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).
Gualtieri started at his career with the sheriff's office in 1982 and was ultimately appointed as sheriff in 2011.
“Sheriff Gualtieri embodies what this award was created to recognize,” said NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson. “Not only are there no limits or obstacles for him in keeping his community safe but he has continually answered the call as a national leader on the biggest issues facing law enforcement across the country.”
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