Baker County honors officers


BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – Members of law enforcement gathered Thursday in Baker County to remember those who have died in the line of duty as part of Police Memorial Month.

Several Officers received awards for going above and beyond the call of duty, including Deputy Clem Leo.

He was the officer that helped find 8-year-old Peyton Blodgett who disappeared last October in the woods in Baker County.

Leo said that although it feels good to receive an award finding Peyton was reward enough. 

“I'm very appreciative to receive the award this year (but) that's not why we do it though.” Leo said. “We do it because we want to. It has nothing to do with getting awards, we're just here to help the public."

“"We're all fathers here. If it was one of our children we would've wanted people to stay out there and not give up so that's why we stayed out there."

Deputy Leo says he still stays in touch with Peyton, who is doing well.