8 fallen Northeast Florida officers have names added to Memorial Wall in Tallahassee
On Monday, the Florida Sheriffs Association honored 30 officers who died in the line of duty, including several from the Jacksonville area, by adding their names to the Memorial Wall at the organization’s headquarters in Tallahassee.
Flagler sheriff earns FSA Lifetime Achievement Award
BUNNELL, Fla. - Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly received the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Lifetime Achievement Award Monday at the FSA Summer Conference. To be eligible for this award, a person must have a total of 40 years of sworn or non-sworn service in law enforcement, with at least 20 years plus one day of service for a Florida sheriff. Staly began his law enforcement career in 1975 as a police officer in Oviedo, and later in Altamonte Springs. He served for 23 years at the Orange County Sheriffs Office, being promoted through the ranks to undersheriff, or second-in-command, of the fourth largest sheriff's office in Florida and the thirteenth largest sheriff's office in the nation where he commanded a force of 2,000 employees and a budget of $120 million. During his career in Orange County he received many awards including the Governors Medal of Heroism after saving the life of a Deputy Sheriff.