Thursday, February 05, 2015

Florida Police Officer Awarded Medal Of Heroism

SEBRING, FL. -- During today’s Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized Officer Sean Bueford of the Sebring Police Department with the Medal of Heroism for his bravery in saving the lives of two Floridians.

Governor Scott said, “I am honored to present Officer Sean Bueford with the Medal of Heroism today for his quick actions that saved lives. Florida Law Enforcement officers, like Officer Bueford, bravely and selflessly risk their safety every day to protect our families and homes. Last month, we honored our first responders during Florida First Responder Appreciation Week, and I encourage all Floridians to thank our heroes all year long.”

Officer Sean Bueford has received two Life-Saving Awards, the Exceptional Duty Award, and is a former Sebring Police Officer of the Year. Several years ago, Officer Bueford saved a resident from their burning home. Recently, Officer Bueford saved another life of an individual who was attempting to commit suicide by immediately applying first aid. Thanks to Officer Bueford’s quick actions and dedication to serving our communities, two lives were saved.

Sebring Police Department Chief Thomas Dettman said, “We are excited and very proud of Officer Sean Bueford on being chosen as the recipient of the Governor’s Medal of Heroism. In my 43 years as a law enforcement officer, Officer Bueford is one of the hardest working cops I have ever seen. He never has a down day and everything he does is in the best interest of the community.”

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