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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Detective Sgt. Lariz Promoted

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Lt. Lariz has served with dedication and a true commitment to the community since he started as a patrol officer in 2002. 

Lt. Lariz continues a tradition of law enforcement in his family. His father Tony Lariz was a Captain with the Key West Poli...

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Employee Involvement and Recognition
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Lt. Vazquez Promoted and Retires after 30 Years of Service

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Born and raised in Key West, Capt. Vazquez  came to the Key West Police Department in 1991. He worked for years as one of the department’s “jump out boys,” working undercover to stop drug dealer on the island. His son, Sgt. Billy Vazquez, followe...

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Employee Involvement and Recognition
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Officer O'Connell Promoted, Retires, and Enters Reserves

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Born and raised in Key West, Sgt. O’Connell came to the Key West Police Department in 1996. He served in the Army and was a Monroe County Sheriff’s reserve deputy before he joined the police department. Sgt. O’Connell has worked as a patrol officer, a tra...

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Employee Involvement and Recognition
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Key West Police Department name Civilian Employee of the Year

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During a recent awards ceremony  at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg honored Eleanor “Miss Ellie” Barker as the Civilian Employee of the Year 2020. Barker passed away suddenly in January.

She had worked for the Key West...

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Employee Involvement and Recognition
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Key West Police Department name Officer of the Year

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Officer Leo Hernandez goes above and beyond every day.

Officer Hernandez started with the City in November of 2011, working in Code Compliance. He had a distinguished and unblemished career spanning over eight years working as a code officer. During this t...

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