Miami-Dade Police Officer Named Retail Officer of the Year

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Officer Honored as Runner-Up and Officers from Orange and Sarasota County, Doral and Port St. Lucie Also Recognized

Names of the 2013 Runner-Up and Honorable Mentions will be released pending notification.

Detective Miguel Garcia of the Miami-Dade Police Department was selected as the 2014 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Detective Garcia received $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque when he is honored at FRF's annual awards banquet on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa. His name was added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974.

Selected as the Runner-Up was Detective George Moffett of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, who was also honored on October 15.

Four officers were selected to receive Honorable Mentions and are being recognized locally. They are: Detective Emilio Canciobello, Doral Police Department; Master Deputy Jeff Newcomb, Orange County Sheriff’s Office; Detective Matthew Reynolds, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; and Detective Carlos Verdoni, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are grateful to not only these officers selected for special recognition but to each of the many outstanding nominees from across the state and applaud their service and commitment to their communities, their professions, and to Florida,” says Richard A. McAllister, FRF president and chief executive officer. “The Florida Retail Federation is proud to continue its tradition of honoring Florida’s finest law enforcement professionals and our 2014 honorees.”