Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCSO Member Honored As “Citizen Of The Year”

Collier County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Gentry  has been named Citizen of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the Everglades City community.

Mayor Sammy Hamilton presented the award to Gentry during the Everglades City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

“We have the best sheriff’s department in the country,” Mayor Hamilton said.

Gentry has been a familiar presence in the community for the past six years, educating residents about crime prevention, looking out for the welfare of children and struggling families, and always lending a helping hand.

“We [the CCSO] were thrilled to see her publicly recognized,” Everglades Lt. Mark Milligan said. “We’re so proud of her.”

The award was a surprise to Gentry, who was quick to give credit back to the council and community for their support.

“I couldn’t have done it without all of you,” she said.

ABOVE: From left: Everglades City Clerk Dottie Joiner, Councilman Howie Grimm, Mayor Sammy Hamilton, Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Gentry, Councilman Parker Oglesby and Councilwoman Elaine Middlestadt. Photo by Lt. Mark Milligan/CCSO