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HCSO Crossing Guard Supervisor of the Year:
Mr. Benny Albano, Crossing Guard Supervisor of the Year, & Major Montoute
HCSO Crossing Guard of the Year:
Ms. Iris Rodriguez, Crossing Guard of the Year, & Major Montoute
HCSO Honored For "State's Best Crossing Guard Program":
On February 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., the Florida Department of Transportation presented the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with an award for Florida's best crossing guard program (large agency category). Sheriff David Gee is especially proud of the work of our crossing guards, who monitor 238 crossings that serve 99 schools in our county. It is estimated that our Crossing Guards assist 15,000 school children daily during the school year. FDOT District Safety Programs Director Dave Skrelunas presented the award. We appreciate FDOT recognizing the dedicated employees in our Crossing Guard Program.
Also during the event, HCSO named the 2012 Crossing Guard of the Year, Ms. Iris Rodriguez. She is a dedicated Crossing Guard who has worked the same post for 33 years and has assisted several generations of families to safely cross the street! HCSO also presented an award to the Crossing Guard Supervisor of the Year, Mr. Benny Albano. An employee who has been serving the community for 12 years.