Southwest Florida Group Gives Award
LABELLE, FLORIDA -- Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee was presented with the "Sheriff of the Year" award at the Annual Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Awards Luncheon. The Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Crime Prevention and Community Policing Association Region 9 covering Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte, Glades and Desoto Counties was held Saturday September 16th at the Verandah Country Club in Fort Myers.
Sheriff Lee was recognized for his outstanding achievements in crime prevention and successes in taking drug dealers off the streets and putting drug grow houses out of business in Hendry County, and for his outstanding record in humanitarian efforts in assisting citizens of Hendry County during disasters such as Hurricane Wilma. It was also recognized that Sheriff Lee is a leader in promoting special programs for school age children and senior citizens in Hendry County and Southwest Florida.
During acceptance remarks, Sheriff Lee stated, "An honor bestowed by your peers is always extra special and meaningful." He also thanked and gave special credit and recognition to the members of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, his wife Cathy and sons Ron, Jr. and Ryan and the families of all Law Enforcement Personnel for the sacrifices they make every day.