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Volusia Deputy Earns Florida Victim Service Award

Date Added: April 09, 2014 9:00 am

Volusia Deputy Earns Florida Victim Service Award Image

Gary Davidson
Public Information Office

Nomination letter from Sheriff Johnson

News release from Attorney General's Office

Morris Froscher, a patrol deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office who routinely goes above and beyond the normal call of duty to assist and support victims, was honored Wednesday in Tallahassee with a victim services award. Froscher was among six recipients of the annual Distinguished Victim Services Awards that were presented by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi during a ceremony marking victims’ rights week. “Every law enforcement officer and victim advocate we honored today knows how important it is to support victims and their families in the aftermath of a crime,” the Attorney General said. “These individuals have selflessly and compassionately dedicated themselves to helping others through trying times.”

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson nominated Froscher for the award and was on-hand for Wednesday’s ceremony. A 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, Froscher has provided unwavering support to victims through many personal acts of compassion and kindness -- both on-duty and off. These acts include making follow-up visits to crime victims, writing personalized sympathy cards to people who have lost loved ones and stopping while off-duty to provide roadside assistance to stranded motorists. In yet another example, when an 8-year-old crime victim had his game system stolen and piggy bank damaged by thieves, Froscher went beyond his normal duties by bringing the boy a new piggy bank with a $20 bill stuffed inside it. These were among the many acts cited in Sheriff Johnson’s nomination letter. Froscher's assigned patrol zone is in unincorporated DeLand.

“For Deputy Froscher, each call for service and every citizen contact is an opportunity to help someone in need, project a positive image and serve as a goodwill ambassador…..,” wrote Sheriff Johnson. He also referred to Froscher as “a model law enforcement officer and a tireless advocate for victims who lives, breathes and embodies the term “serve and protect” in every way possible. His dedication, work ethic and commitment to excellence not only help victims to heal from wounds both physical and emotional, but he also serves as an inspiration for co-workers and supervisors alike and shines a positive light on the entire law enforcement profession.”

Also honored during Wednesday’s ceremony was Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, who was presented by Bondi with the Distinguished David S. Crawford Law Enforcement Officer Services Award. The ceremony took place in the Cabinet Meeting Room in the state Capitol and marked Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is being recognized across the nation between April 6-12.


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