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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes Florida Law Enforcement for Surfside Condo Collapse Response

9/21/2021

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes Florida Law Enforcement for Surfside Condo Collapse Response

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during the Florida Cabinet Meeting, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis presented a Cabinet Resolution to members of Florida’s law enforcement community who assisted with search and rescue efforts during the tragic Champlain Towers condo collapse in Surfside, Florida.

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “These brave men and women of local and neighboring law enforcement agencies poured their hearts and souls into helping save lives during the tragic Surfside condo collapse. For weeks, they operated together in a partnership to address outlying needs to assist in this horrific disaster. They provided support to the families, organized traffic patterns so emergency vehicles could access the site, they set up temporary facilities and secured the perimeter of the site to ensure safety of all involved. It didn’t matter what credential, badge or jurisdiction they were sworn to, they put the needs of their communities aside to help those in the Surfside community. They were also the first point of contact for all 98 families of those we lost in their greatest time of need. We owe all law enforcement and service agencies that responded to the call, a deep debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice, and proudly recognize their noble heroic efforts during this unthinkable tragedy.”

A link to the full Cabinet Resolution can be found here.

Surfside Law Enforcement Agencies Recognized

• Miami-Dade Police Department               
• Surfside Police Department                                                        
• Miami Gardens Police Department                                         
• Bal Harbour Police Department                
• South Miami Police Department                               
• FWC - Fish & Wildlife Commission
• Homestead Police Department
• Florida Highway Patrol
• Miami Beach Police Department
• City of Miami Police Department
• FIU Police Department

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).