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Sheriff David Gee will host a first-ever luncheon to honor our deputies and civilians who have been active duty/reservists for our nation’s military.
Sheriff David Gee will host a first-ever luncheon to honor our deputies and civilians who have been active duty/reservists for our nation’s military. Sheriff Gee wants to show his appreciation for those who prove that ‘to serve and protect’’ knows no borders. The Sheriff’s Office has 70 employees (65 law enforcement and detention deputies, and five civilians) who have been serving our nation in the past year.
Most of the honorees will attend the invitation-only luncheon, however some of our employees are still deployed across the nation and around the world. Some are in harm’s way, and some are in training to hone skills should they be called for duty.
The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Maj. General Joseph L. Votel. Gen. Votel is the Chief of Staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, at MacDill Air Force Base. As Chief of Staff, he is responsible for all active duty and Reserve component Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations Forces. General Votel attended the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in 1980. He has served in a numerous assignments of leadership across the country and around the world.
President Obama recently nominated General Votel for appointment to Lt. General.
Sheriff Gee and the men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are especially proud of our deputies and civilians who are willing to change uniforms to protect our citizens and our country.