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Release Number: 18-640
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 16, 2018
- Contact Person:
- Public Affairs Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheriff Chad Chronister will celebrate and honor more than 60 of HCSO's finest.
- August 16, 2018
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Riverhills Church of God
- 6310 E Sligh Avenue
Tonight, more than sixty sworn members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will be honored and promoted because of their hard work and service in the community. That includes 62 law enforcement officers and one promotee truly unique to the Sheriff's Office.
The responsibility of a deputy is elite. They must maintain an excellent work record, physical fitness standards and pass strict examinations in order to be eligible for promotion.
Tonight, Sheriff Chad Chronister will welcome Colonel James Bradford, a 29-year law enforcement veteran. Colonel Bradford was instrumental in implementing a policing concept that has seen double digit drops in crime
rates in Hillsborough County. The Sheriff will also welcome Colonel Kyle Robinson, a lifelong resident of Hillsborough County and proud, life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Plant City. In addition, seven Majors, seven Captains, nine Lieutenants, sixteen Sergeants and twenty-one Corporals will officially be recognized for their promotion.
For what is certain to be a special moment for everyone in attendance at tonight's ceremony, Corporal Jonathan Black will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant posthumously. He lost a valiant battle with cancer, but his legacy lives on through his family and the work of Sheriff Chronister. The Sheriff is developing a suicide prevention program, which was a cause close to Sgt. Black's heart. The Sheriff will discuss the program in more detail this evening. Sgt. Black's wife and family will attend tonight's ceremony.