**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO Patronis Gives Remarks at 2022 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference
ORLANDO, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis delivered remarks at the 2022 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference and thanked Florida’s Sheriffs for their service and commitment to the people of Florida. Also, the CFO recognized and congratulated Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd for his 50 years of dedicated service.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As a husband, father of two, and a former small business owner, I am very grateful for the service and sacrifice of our heroes in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to protect our fellow Floridians. Whether it’s $1,000 bonuses, a new homestead tax exemption, or vital funding for mental health services, I have been proud to stand alongside Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature to provide our law enforcement with the tools needed to serve and protect our communities. What these heroes do isn’t just a job – it’s a calling – and they are happy to answer that call 24-7, 365 days a year. As long as I have a voice in Tallahassee, I will not allow anti-law-enforcement culture to spread without a fight and we will continue to back the badge at every turn.
“I’d also like to send a very special congratulations to a Florida law enforcement legend, and my dear friend, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, on 50 years of service. What an amazing career milestone for a tremendous public servant. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and sacrifice to the communities that you serve.”