|July 21, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers today named Alachua County Deputy Sheriff Phillip “P.J.” Mauldin the 2014 School Resource Officer of the Year. Deputy Mauldin is assigned to Kimball Wiles Elementary School in Alachua County, where he has shown exemplary service to his school as the School Resource Officer.
“Deputy Mauldin’s character is truly admirable, and I am honored to name him the 2014 School Resource Officer of the Year,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Among his many accomplishments, Mauldin has:
- · Saved a young girl from committing suicide;
· Received the Lifesaving Award from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for saving a second grader’s life in the school cafeteria by administering the Heimlich maneuver;
· Received a Certificate of Commendation from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for going above and beyond his responsibilities to help a local family who was struck by tragedy; and
· Helped three homeless children who lost their parents and home get in touch with their grandparents who offered to take care of the children. He used his own money to purchase airplane tickets for the children and himself in order to safely connect them with their family with no expectations of reimbursement.