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Pinellas County ceremony awards courageous service
Pinellas County ceremony awards courageous service

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office hosted their annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The awards ceremony recognizes courageous service, as well as, personal initiative in solving crimes and providing public service.

The Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year was awarded to Deputy Jim Piper and Detective Holly Tsanakaliotis. These two deputies acted courageously to save a four-year-old boy's life by administering CPR.

The Detention Deputy of the Year was awarded to Deputy Jose A. Lopez. He has dedicated his time to changing the lives of youthful offenders.

The Forensic Science Specialist of the Year was awarded to Dawn Walker. She responded to what at first appeared to be a death by natural causes, but was soon ruled a homicide due to her expertise in bloodstain interpretation.

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