‘Thin blue line’ to be honored at The Capitol

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Current and former law enforcement officers from all over Florida will be honored Saturday at the Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Tallahassee.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced the event Friday.

“The Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame was created by the 2014 Florida Legislature to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of Florida’s citizens and visitors through their works, service and exemplary accomplishments,” a press release said.

The 2018 inductees are:

Robert E. Blackburn, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

— Donald F. Eslinger, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Ernest W. George, West Palm Beach Police Department.

Frederick A. Maas, Sunny Isles Beach Police Department.

James W. Smith, Miami Beach Police Department.

FDLE Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Pritt will preside over the ceremony, which is at 2:30 p.m., in 412 Knott Building, The Capitol.


For more information, call FDLE at (850) 410-7001.

Last updated on May 18, 2018

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