On June 1, 2017, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, honored officers who have gone above and beyond the normal, everyday call of duty during the Quarterly Award Ceremony.
Sgt. C. Green and Deputy M. Cano received a Unit Citation Award involving the shooting of a fellow officer.
“Their team effort under demanding conditions involving the shooting of a fellow officer, including maintaining a crowd control and the crime scene along with other law enforcement members who in support of the agency operations, distinguished themselves to effectuate the protection of Life and Property for the citizens of Hendry County.”
Deputy J. Moorehead will be receiving a Purple Heart Medal, “For his service in harm's way and wounds received in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Hendry County”. (not pictured)
Sgt. A. Taylor received a Life Saving Citation, “For Outstanding performance, in the saving of a human life on March 26, 2017, by observing and responding to a fellow officer in distress. Upon noticing that the follow officer was in a dire situation Sgt. Taylor swiftly proceeded to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on him; dislodging the obstruction in the other officer’s throat, allowing him to breath…”
Sheriff Whidden said, “I am very proud of our personnel. Their exceptional professionalism and devotion to duty reflect upon highly upon them and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Law Enforcement profession”.