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Release Number: 09-257

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

23 September 2009

Deputy Larry McKinnon:

(813) 247-8094




Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Hispanic Advisory Council


25th Annual Hispanic Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner


Friday, September 25, 2009, Reception: 6:00pm / Banquet: 7:00pm


Doubletree Hotel, 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607


















“Salsa with the Stars”


                        On Friday, September 25 2009, the Sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council will host its 25th Annual Hispanic Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner to honor Hispanic Law Enforcement personnel and Citizens of Hillsborough County for outstanding achievements.


                        This year's featured theme and entertainment is "Salsa with the Stars," featuring local celebrities and public figures taking their turn on the dance floor.  Scheduled to perform are Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Katie Coronado from WFLA-TV News Channel 8, and Gonzalo Páez from Centro Mi Diario.


The media is invited and anyone needing further information can contact Jennifer Whelihan at 813-476-9505




                        Sheriff David Gee - Raymond Fernandez Award

Patrick Doone - Hispanic Advocacy Award

Deputy Carlos Cuevas - Hispanic Deputy of the Year

Diana Gryder - Hispanic Civilian Employee of the Year

Master Sergeant Gilbert Valdez - Hispanic Bailiff of the Year

Deputy Jorge Silva - Hispanic Detention Deputy of the Year

Ramon Rivera - Hispanic Volunteer of the Year


Deputy Larry McKinnon

HCSO-Media Relations