Our thoughts and prayers are with Former MDPD Director Robert Parker’s family & friends.
MDPD Director Robert “Bobby” Parker and PBA President John Rivera at the 2009 PBA Law Enforcement Awards Gala.
Monday was training day for a member of NBC 6, as he stepped into the shoes of a police officer to see the danger they face on a daily basis.
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2014 Officers of the Year, Ryan Thompson and Carmelo Garcia, III, receive their 2014 Police Officer of the Year awards from PBA President John Rivera.
The Dade County PBA’s 22nd Annual Law Enforcement Awards Gala was about coming together and saying something law enforcement officers don’t hear enough: “Thank you.”
“Tonight is about saying thank you to every officer who pins on a badge. Thank you for running in to danger when everyone else is running away. Thank you for protecting the weak. Thank you for believing in the dignity of the law. Thank you for standing up against injustice, and for truly wanting to make a difference. Thank you for believing in a purpose much bigger than yourself. Thank you for the time you spend away from your families,” said PBA President John Rivera to the hundreds gathered at the event.
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The good do die young
Sadly, we learned of retired MDPD Bill Christian’s passing, in South Carolina, where he moved to live out his golden years. By his side was his wife, retired MDPD Peggy Christian, who also served on the Executive Board of the Dade County PBA for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Christian family.
July 1, 2015
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