As the State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, I have the great privilege to recognize professionals in two counties for their service and dedication on behalf of victims. This morning we held our annual Seminole County Victims’ Rights Awards Breakfast at the beautiful Lake Mary Event Center.
Nominations focused on this year’s theme of Strength, Resilience and Justice and every recipient selected has found a way to go above and beyond in their service to victims, their families and the community they serve.
Among those recognized were Detective Benjamin Sprague Altamonte Springs Police Department, Hugh E. Thomas Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; Assistant State Attorney Stewart Stone, the Norman R. Wolfinger Attorney of the Year; Outstanding Service Award to Jill Bodander-Cohen, The Lifeboat Project; and the Victim Advocate of the Year Award to Michelle Collier, State Attorney’s Office and to Linmary Green, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
I’d like to thank the management and staff of the Lake Mary Center for their support and assistance, along with all of the members of my staff for their incredible effort in organizing and hosting this event.
I hope you join me in congratulating these outstanding professionals for their service and dedication on behalf of others. –Phil Archer
(Photo L-R) Benjamin Sprague ASPD; Gary Cohen (accepting for his wife Jill Bodander-Cohen); Linmary Green SCSO; Michelle Collier SAO; Stewart Stone SAO and State Attorney Phil Archer.