Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A familiar face won’t return to service in Hillsborough County while the incumbent sheriff retains his seat and a newcomer takes over as supervisor of elections.
It’s official: Hillsborough County’s slate of constitutional officers has been decided. Former Commissioner and Republican State Sen. Ronda Storms will not return to serve on the county level as the new property appraiser. Instead, Democrat challenger Bob Henriquez will take the seat. Incumbent Sheriff David Gee will serve another four years. And, Democrat Craig Latimer will take over Earl Lennard’s position as supervisor of elections. Here’s how the county voted: Sheriff’s Race Property Appraiser Supervisor of Elections Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has written a letter to the public concerning security at the Republican National Convention.
Sheriff David Gee issued a letter to the public earlier this week outlining his office's plan for the Republican National Convention and to assure citizens county wide that officers will be working service calls. Read more about the long hours deputies will be working during the RNC on Carrollwood Patch The letter clearly discusses the plan for RNC-related arrests, tactical strategies for his officers and staffing throughout the event. Thousands of law enforcement officials will flood downtown Tampa along with the delegates and politicians attending the event, prompting Gee to write the letter. "To the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event, let me be clear: criminal activity and civil disturbances will …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the Greater Brandon area and Hillsborough County.
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Brandon Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are several that locals are already talking about: President Barack Obama: The president’s run for reelection has locals riding both sides of the fence. GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor has visited the Tampa Bay area many times, focusing most of his comments on the economy. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections: Three candidates have already filed to run for the post being vacated by Earl Lennard, who is not running for re-election. State Rep. Rich Glorioso, R-Plant City, threw his hat into the ring last week and will oppose Democrats Craig Latimer and Thomas …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Rhonda Gee did not have any permanent injuries, just 'bumps and bruises' after her car crash with a known gang member, a sheriff's office spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times.
The wife of Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee was released from the hospital late Thursday following a car crash with a gang member in Valrico, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rhonda Gee did not have any permanent injuries, just "bumps and bruises," sheriff's office spokesperson Larry McKinnon told the Times. Gee's car was plowed into by Raul de Alejandro, 22, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Lithia Pinecrest Road and Bloomingdale Avenue, officials said. De Alejandro, who authorities say is a known member of the "Dover Locos" gang, was fleeing from a Hess gas station after he got into an altercation with a clerk who refused to sell him cigarettes, deputies allege. De Alejandro struck Gee's 2012 Dodge with his 1995 Buick …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rhonda Gee suffered possible head injuries when her car was struck by a driver who had just threatened to kill a Valrico gas station clerk, officials said.
The wife of Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee was injured in a traffic crash Thursday morning in Valrico when her car was struck by a reported gang member who had just threatened to kill a gas station clerk, authorities said. Rhonda Gee, 42, suffered possible head injuries when her 2012 Dodge was hit by a 1995 Buick at Bloomingdale Avenue and Lithia Pinecrest Road sometime after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the Buick, Raul de Alejandro, 21, of Dover, had gotten into an argument with the clerk at the Hess gas station at 3353 Lithia Pinecrest Road after the clerk refused to sell him cigarettes because he had no identification to prove his age, officials said. De Alejandro is …
Monday, February 13, 2012
From the University of Tampa to the San Francisco 49ers, it was quite a ride for Freddie Solomon Jr., who died Feb. 13 at age 59. He is remembered in the Greater Brandon area for his 21 years of work with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee spoke for many when he offered his condolences to the family of Freddie Solomon Jr., whose death Feb. 13 rocked the Tampa Bay community. "Our sheriff's office's family is saddened by the loss of Freddie, but we are so proud to have the privilege to call him a friend and a college. That will never change," said Gee, in a prepared statement following Solomon's death. "He worked for us for 21 years, teaching children about sports and about life," added Gee. ""His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of countless boys and girls, some of whom are now adults." Known as, "Fabulous Freddie," Solomon was a quarterback at the University of Tampa who went on to become, as the Tampa Tribune described him…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Linda Unfried, president of the Hillsborough chapter of Mothers Against Drunken Drivers MADD), receives a plaque on behalf of her sister, Josie DiStefano Palomino, who died at the hands of a drunken driver nearly three decades ago.
In memory of Josie DiStefano Palomino the DUI checkpoint Jan. 26 in Brandon was dedicated in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's attempt to put a face to the sorrow caused by drunken drivers. Palomino was killed by a drunken driver nearly 28 years ago, and her sister, Linda Unfried, was at the Jan. 26 checkpoint to recieve a plaque in memory of her family member. Unfried is president of the Hillsborough County chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Drivers. In that capacity she has dedicated decades of her life to raise public awareness about the dangers of drunken drivers, according to the sheriff's report on the plaque award. The sheriff's office will continue to dedicate DUI checkpoints to a person whose life has been lost because …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office each quarter recognizes employees and citizens for their part in helping to make the community a safer place to live. The 2011 third-quarter ceremony is set to begin 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Falkenburg Jail Assembly
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee will be on hand today, Sept. 14, to recognize his employees and selected citizens for a job well done in helping to combat crime and make the community a safer place to live. An Awards Recognition Ceremony is held each quarter at the jail assembly room at 520 North Falkenburg Road, in the Greater Brandon area of Tampa. The third-quarter ceremony kicks off at 2 p.m. and will, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Debbie Carter, honor personnel “for valor and exceptional work performance” and “recognize recent retirees, employees for longevity of service, and honor citizens who helped save lives and who helped us catch criminals.” Noted highlights for today’s ceremony are as follows: RELATED …