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SLECA Honors State Law Enforcement Officers

SLECA members and guest speakersOfficer of the Year Nominee Trooper KomorekThe State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association conducted its annual awards ceremony in Tallahassee on March 3. Three members represented the Florida Highway Patrol at the ceremony.

Trooper Danyen Komorek was nominated for Officer of the Year for her role in pulling an unresponsive driver out of a burning vehicle almost immediately after it crashed, saving the driver’s life. The Patrol nominated Lt. William R. Jackson for Investigator of the Year for his innovative efforts to investigate a cargo theft ring operating in Duval and Hillsborough counties. Because of his diligence, law enforcement officers were able to conduct six cargo theft arrests in Duval County and four arrests in Hillsborough County.

Investigator of the Year Nominee Lieutenant Jackson Medal of Valor Recognition Trooper BroughtonSLECA awarded Trooper Tammy Broughton the Medal of Valor for stopping a conflict in Miami where a subject had already shot an officer from the Department of Environmental Protection twice and was struggling with an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to disarm him. Trooper Broughton used her TASER to control the subject and ended the violent, life and death struggle without any further injuries.

Pictured: top right, Officer of the Year Nominee Trooper Danyen Komorek; bottom left, Investigator of the Year Nominee Lieutenant William Jackson; bottom right, Medal of Valor Recognition Trooper Tammy Broughton

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