Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri Named NSA’S 2019 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri from Pinellas County, FL will be the recipient of the 2019 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award from the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). The Sheriff will receive the award for his contribution to the law enforcement community this summer in Louisville, KY at the association’s annual conference.
The award, given annually by the NSA, recognizes a sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and the criminal justice profession, demonstrates exceptional service to his or her community, and has contributed to the betterment of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). The prestigious national award is awarded to any active sheriff who has performed the duties of his or her office in the highest professional manner as well as enhance the Office of Sheriff. The award is given in memory and honor of Ferris E. Lucas, who served as President of the National Sheriffs’ Association (1944-1946) and Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association (1964-1982).
“Sheriff Gualtieri embodies what this award was created to recognize,” said NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson. “Not only are there no limits or obstacles for him in keeping his community safe but he has continually answered the call as a national leader on the biggest issues facing law enforcement across the country.”