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 May 22nd, 2008  
Security professionalsí organization salutes three St. Lucie County Deputies for outstanding achievements, Sheriff Ken J. Mascara announces
 
Security professionals’ organization salutes three St. Lucie County Deputies for outstanding achievements, Sheriff Ken J. Mascara announces

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Barbara Smith, Detective Fred Wilson and Deputy Gary Gonsalves received special recognition awards Wednesday from the Palm Beach chapter of the world’s largest organization of security professionals, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“ASIS International’s local chapter recognized three of our deputies who have made outstanding contributions to public safety, their community and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office,” Sheriff Mascara said. “They have made all of us proud of their achievements.”

Sgt. Barbara Smith is the law enforcement advisor of St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 400. She has been a member of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office for 16 years.

Detective Fred Wilson, a Sheriff's Office member for 14 years, was the lead investigator in the murders of the four members of the Escobedo family of Palm Beach County, including two young boys.

Deputy Gary Gonsalves, a 13-year veteran of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, heads the agency’s video productions.

Please see the attached award nomination letters for details.
ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's number one magazine - Security Management - ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

Facts about ASIS:

* Founded: 1955
* Members: approx. 36,000
* Chapters: 204 chapters worldwide

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