Eighteen-year-veteran Deputy Leroy Davis has had many assignments for the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, including Uniform Patrol, School Resource Deputy and Crime Prevention officer.
But his most interesting assignment so far is one he gave himself – customizing his 1985 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport pickup truck for use as a promotional tool for the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers program and St. Lucie Sheriff’s Explorer programs.
It took Davis two years to equip the vehicle with a high-performance engine, television, DVD player, videocassette player, special effects lighting and custom paint job.
“What Deputy Davis has done is truly amazing,” said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “His dedication to the Sheriff's Office and the work he has done on his vehicle are just the latest examples of his dedication to the safety of the public.”
In addition to promoting the Crime Stoppers and Sheriff’s Explorer programs, he plans to use the vehicle to promote safe driving, the use of safety belts and the importance of driving free of drugs and alcohol.
Davis supplied all the enhancements to his pickup truck himself with the exception of the Crime Stoppers banner in the rear window.
He plans to make the vehicle available for use by School Resource Deputies as well as other law agencies on the Treasure Coast.
A man of few words, Davis describes his project this way: “This vehicle was built by our community to serve all communities.”