Photo/Story Gallery 2005

Lieutenant Recognized By Rotary Club

Lt. Jerry Crews, Dr. Mike Purinton (Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise President), Jack Williams (Interlachen High School Football Coach).Lieutenant Jerry Crews, Troop G-Palatka, was recognized by the Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise with a “Vocational Service Award.” Crews was instrumental in coordinating the Rotary Club’s response to Moss Point, Mississippi, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which caused area-wide devastation.

Pictured: Lt. Jerry Crews, Dr. Mike Purinton (Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise President), Jack Williams (Interlachen High School Football Coach).

Lt. Crews created a liaison with the Moss Point Police and Fire Departments while serving two weeks of Hurricane duty with the Florida Highway Patrol. Thirteen members of the Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club responded to Mississippi with Lt. Crews’ help and prepared over 21,000 meals for the storm victims in the Moss Point community. Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise President Dr. Mike Purinton recognized Lt. Crews for his accomplishments with FHP and the assistance rendered for the Club’s Hurricane Relief efforts.

Lt. Crews is a second-generation trooper. His father, Captain Jack Crews, retired from FHP in 1988 as the Palatka District Commander. Lt. Crews is a 16-year veteran of FHP and has served as a Lieutenant for the past eight years.