Leon County (FL) Sheriff Larry Campbell has recognized the achievements of the Explorer Post 15 Pistol Team for their award-winning participation in the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP). Mason Reeves, CJ Andrade, Michael Brigance, and Jose Sanabria make up the honored team.
Also recognized for their hard work and contribution to the team were Deputy Charrone Reed, Deputy Dustin Brock, Deputy Thomas Stege, and Scholastic Pistol Program Florida State Advisor, Dr. David Kirk.
Under the leadership of Sheriff Campbell, with guidance from Deputies Reed, Brock, and Stege and support from SPP Advisor Kirk, the Leon County Sheriff’s Explorer Team had an outstanding year in 2013. They had a perfect record for the year, having won Gold Medals in every match they entered.
A long-standing leader and innovator in law enforcement and youth development activities, Sheriff Campbell said, “The Explorers in Post 15 are excited and motivated to bring this important new training opportunity to other Law Enforcement career-minded youth across the state and nation and to compete for state and national titles.
“Participating in the Scholastic Pistol Program will help us build future leaders in our community, while at the same time better prepare these motivated youths to strive for excellence in all they choose to do, including pursuing a career in Law Enforcement,” stated Sheriff Campbell. “Explorers from Post 15 are looking forward to representing both their Sheriff and the citizens of Leon County in the Scholastic Pistol Program.”
“Post 15 is a perfect example of how SPP can be used by youth organizations as a great recruitment and retention tool,” said Scott Moore, SPP National Director. “The work of Sheriff Campbell, his Deputies, and Dr. Kirk has set the bar high for Explorers, not only in the state of Florida, but for the entire country.”