Sen. Dean honored as sheriff association's 'Legislative Champion'

Sen. Dean honored as sheriff association's 'Legislative Champion'

The Florida Sheriffs Association today named Senator Charles S. Dean (R-Inverness) a 2013 Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Legislative Champion.

The award honors Senator Dean’s work on behalf of the Sheriffs of the state of Florida, including sponsoring Senate Bill 112 Relating to Filing False Documents against Real or Personal Property, a priority of the association.

“It is my honor to receive this award today,” Senator Dean said. “As a former sheriff, I fully understand the issues facing the sheriffs of the state of Florida, and I look forward to continuing to support their legislative efforts. We must work hand in hand with our sheriffs to protect our communities, and I am excited to continue this important work,” Dean said.

“The Florida Sheriffs Association is honored to recognize Senator Dean for his tireless work to support Florida’s Sheriffs and all law enforcement across the state,” said Highlands County Sheriff and FSA Past President Susan Benton. “FSA applauds our partners in the Capitol for their continued support in protecting all Floridians.”

“Senator Dean has always been a strong supporter of law enforcement and we appreciate his work to protect Florida citizens and public officials,” said Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford and FSA Legislative Chair.

“We applaud the efforts of Senator Dean to ensure criminals who file fraudulent claims and liens are brought to justice,” Sheriff Rutherford said.

Senate Bill 112 passed the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives before being signed into law by Governor Scott. For more information about Senate Bill 112, visit