Sgt. Richard Rossman of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2013 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Sgt. Rossman 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 8, 2013, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. His name will be added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974.
Names of the 2013 Runner-Up and Honorable Mentions will be released pending notification.
“The Florida Retail Federation is proud to continue its 40-year tradition of honoring Florida’s finest law enforcement professionals,” says Richard A. McAllister, FRF president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely appreciative of the many contributions our law officers make throughout their communities and our state.”
THE LEOY PROGRAM
The Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year program has been an annual event since its inception in 1974. The purpose of the program is to support and encourage outstanding law enforcement work throughout the state, and to recognize the important contributions made by Florida's law enforcement professionals, particularly as it relates to the retail industry. The program’s time-tested campaign theme, "Often taken for granted, they never stop serving ...because they care," remains as relevant today as when the LEOY was first introduced.