The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Deputy First Class Ronald Beck, a Detective in the Narcotics Unit, was honored by the Florida Elks as their 2018 Enrique Camarena Award recipient. Each year, the Elks present the Enrique S. Camarena Award to a member of law enforcement who best exemplifies the qualities and principles for which Agent Camarena gave his life.
Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was an 11 year veteran agent of the DEA, who was kidnapped, brutally tortured and then murdered in Mexico in 1985. Prior to serving with the DEA, Agent Camarena was a firefighter, a criminal investigator and a narcotics officer. He was a loving husband and a father of three children. His death has inspired millions of Americans to lead a drug-free life and the Elks celebrate his commitment to this effort with an annual award.
Detective Ron Beck was nominated for this award for several reasons; his dedication to the agency, his squad and the citizens he has sworn to protect, his commitment to performing at the highest levels at all times, his self-initiated activity and his involvement in the field training program.
Detective Beck has been with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office for approximately 9 years. In that time he has worked Road Patrol, Street Crimes and the Narcotics Unit. Detective Beck is also a member of the S.W.A.T. team.
Detective Beck has been in the Narcotics Unit now for approximately 4 years, and was identified by his supervisors as a highly motivated employee who utilizes intelligence led policing to identity prolific offenders and make solid arrests that lead to convictions. Removing these drug dealers from the community results in lower crime rates county-wide.
“Detective Beck is an asset to our agency,” stated Sheriff Prummell. “We are very proud of his earning this recognition and anticipate his continued success at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.”