Officers from the Aventura Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Also Recognized
(TALLAHASSEE) - Detective John Tritt of the Orlando Police Department has been selected as the 2010 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Detective Tritt will receive $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque when he is honored at FRF's annual awards banquet on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. His name will be added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974. Detective Tritt was nominated by Sgt. Amy Ameye of the Orlando Police Department.
Detective / Officer Sean Bergert of the Aventura Police Department was selected as a runner-up for the award. He will also be honored at the October 12 awards banquet.
Three officers received honorable mentions. They include: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Adam Heinlein, Fort Myers, and the team of Corp. Barry Trombley and Corp. George Searing of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. These officers will be honored locally. All officers recognized were selected from a field of outstanding nominees that represented various law enforcement entities from throughout the state.
“The Florida Retail Federation is proud to continue its tradition of honoring Florida’s finest law enforcement professionals and, specifically, these outstanding officers,” says Richard A. McAllister, FRF president and chief executive officer. “All of the nominees are very deserving and are a credit and inspiration to law officers and law-abiding citizens everywhere. Our selection committee’s task of choosing among our many distinguished nominees was not an easy one. We are extremely appreciative of all the law enforcement agencies throughout the state who took time to nominate an officer. Each nominated officer will receive a certificate of commendation recognizing their nomination and outstanding work.”