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Sheriff’s Office Explorers Win Awards

PUBLISHED:Fri September 30, 2016

Osceola County, Florida – Recently, members of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 816 participated in the 2016 Florida Sheriff’s Explorer Association Fall Delegates Competition that took place in Manatee County. The competition teams consisted of three males and two females who competed in firearms and a team physical assessment challenge.

Four of the five Explorers place in firearms. Caleb Lebruno placed first and Tia Drew placed second in the Tyro Division with a .22 caliber. Josue Urena took second place in the Marksman Division and Hope McKnight placed second in the Tyro Division with a 9 mm. The Tyro Division is for first time shooters and the Marksman Division are for those who have previously competed.

Currently, there are 40 explorers in the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program which works with teens and young adults ages 14-21. The program allows participants the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship as they work alongside Sheriff’s deputies in on-going training and community service projects. The program emphasizes responsibility, leadership, teamwork and self-reliance.

Pictured from left to right: Caleb LeBruno, Tia Drew, Hope McKnight, Josue Urena and Aaron Martinez.