This week was significant for many reasons. I attended two law enforcement memorial ceremonies; it was Public Service Recognition week; and it was the last week of the 2011 legislative session.
On Monday, I attended the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. There is no greater example of love and commitment than sacrificing one's life for others, and I was honored to share the day with the family members and friends who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Law enforcement officers' bravery is truly exemplary, and I am eternally grateful to each man and woman in law enforcement for what they do for our state.
Later that afternoon, I attended FDLE Special Agent "JB" Dobson's memorial service. Special Agent Dobson died in a helicopter crash 20 years ago outside of Live Oak. He had been working on a marijuana eradication operation. The video, remarks and tree dedication ceremony were a wonderful way to honor his contributions and sacrifice, and I am thankful for the time I was able to spend with his wonderful family.
Just as law enforcement officers are public servants, so are many Floridians who serve in our federal, state, and local governments. This week is Public Service Recognition week, and I want to take the time to thank our agency's employees for their hard work and dedication to the Attorney General's Office.
In closing, today ends the 2011 legislative session. I will be sending a special newsletter reporting on the results of the session. I want to thank the members of the House and Senate for working with me to enhance public safety and protect the rights of Floridians.