Charlotte County, FL – December 16, 2022
On December 13th, 2022, we hosted our annual Charlotte County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 29 Recognition Dinner hosted by the Charlotte Habor Yacht Club. This year was a challenge, to say the least, but the Explorers never quit and made this year another successful one. During the recognition dinner, the Explorers were recognized for achieving various hours of community service, Life Saver recognition, Emergency Preparedness, and more.
Law Enforcement Service: This award is achieved by those who earn at least 50 hours of service by attending weekly meetings and any event held by CCSO. If an Explorer achieves at least 100 hours or more in this category, they also earn a ribbon with the award to be displayed proudly on their uniform. Among the recipients were Adrian Polk, Chase Standley, Anthony Pacheco, Carl Linder, and Madison Polk.
Law Enforcement Training: This award is achieved by those who complete at least 100 hours of training provided by CCSO. This includes Ride Alongs with Deputies and any observation periods with various entities in the Sheriff’s Office. They also earn a ribbon for their uniform to be proudly worn. Adrian Polk proudly received this award.
Community Service Award: This award is for those who achieve at least 50 hours or more of Community Service with combined inside and outside hours. Clover Joseph was the proud recipient of this award.
Emergency Preparedness: This award is for those who learned CPR and/or First Aid. They also earn a ribbon for their uniform to be proudly worn. Ten explorers received this award including Adrian Polk, Chase Stanley, Anthony Pacheco, Carl Linder, Madison Polk, Angel Martinez, McKassan Louis, Aidan Stacy, Osteen Louis, and Brianna Harris.
Special Recognition, Life Saver Award: Just months after becoming CPR Certified, Explorer Aiden Stacy jumped into action when a member of his family began choking. Explorer Stacy knew exactly what to do and performed the Heimlich Maneuver, clearing the airway, and allowing his family member to be able to breathe again. Aiden was given a Life-Saving Commendation Bar to proudly be worn on his uniform.
Explorer of the quarter: This is a selection process by the Explorer Advisors. Every Quarter, the Explorers are evaluated on their willingness to learn, participation, going above and beyond, and attendance. It is narrowed down to one Explorer Member at the end of Each Quarter.
- Qtr 1- ADRIAN POLK
- Qtr 2- CHASE STANLEY
- Qtr 3- MADISON POLK
- Qtr 4-ANTHONY PACHECO
Explorer of the year: Out of the 4 members of the quarter, they are evaluated for their overall yearly attendance and participation as well as going above and beyond. Explorer Advisors narrow this down to 1 of these 4. Madison Polk was recognized as Explorer of the Year.
“Our Explorer Post 29 has really shown tenacity throughout the year and truly deserves all of the recognition. They are eager to give back to the community and learn all they can about the field of law enforcement, hopeful to one day have a successful career. I am beyond proud of Explorer Post 29 for all they have accomplished,” states Sheriff Bill Prummell.