From the Field

Successful Legislative Session for Florida Deputies

This has been another very encouraging year for the Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association. I am pleased to report that we now have more than 8,500 members, which represents more than 25 percent of the active deputies in the state of Florida. Thank you for your continued support and helping us to spread the word about the benefits of FDSA membership.

Lend A Hand Gives Back to Deputies in Need

Lend A Hand is a program of the Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association that provides immediate financial assistance for Florida deputies and other sheriff’s office employees when unforeseen events arise or tragedy strikes. It is designed to help with related costs and needs not met through insurance and other benefits provided by FDSA and their sheriff’s office.

K-9 Statue Added to FSA Memorial Wall

Over the years, many K-9s have been killed or injured in the line of duty, often while protecting their human partner or a member of the community. To honor and memorialize all the brave K-9s killed in the line of duty, a bronze K-9 sculpture was added to the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Florida Sheriffs Association headquarters in Tallahassee.

Florida Sheriffs Association Pays Tribute to Fallen Deputies at Annual Ceremony

On April 24, sheriffs and deputies from across the state gathered at the annual Florida Sheriffs Association Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to pay tribute to fallen Florida deputies.The ceremony honored those who were recently lost as well as all sheriffs’ office employees who lost their lives in the line of duty since records starting being kept in 1844.

FDSA Helps Lundy Family in Two Tragedies

We talk often about the role of the Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association because it is important to remember the role that we play for our membership. We were created to establish a network of “knowledge, cohesiveness and security” for Florida deputies, corrections officers and employees of Florida Sheriffs. We work to promote professionalism and are committed to dealing with each other with respect, compassion and trust.

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