Monday, July 16, 2012
An early morning electrical fire in the mechanical room of a housing unit at the Falkenburgh Road Jail led to the evacuation of some 160 inmates shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning, July 16. The inmates are being housed elsewhere in the jail.
A lightning strike late Sunday evening is the expected cause of an early Monday electrical fire at the Falkenburg Road Jail that displaced inmates and caused an estimated $5,000 in damages, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. More than 160 inmates were evacuated shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, July 16, after an electrical panel caught fire in the mechanical room in their housing unit, according to the report. “The fire is believed to be connected to a lightning strike and power outage that occurred at the jail during heavy thunderstorms Sunday evening,” noted detective Larry McKinnon, a sheriff's office spokesperson. Additional details noted are as follows:
Thursday, June 14, 2012
It's a "dirty, messy job" but it netted big bucks for the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay and awards for two Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office employees working at the Orient Road and Falkenburg Road jails.
Recycling cans can be a "dirty, messy job," but somebody stepped up to do it, and doing it well added up to big bucks for the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, thanks to the efforts of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office employees at the Orient Road and Falkenburg Road jails. For their efforts helping to operate a can-recycling program at the jails in the Greater Brandon area of Tampa, Lt. Waltraud Addison and Deputy Gordon McIntyre received community service recognition. The employees received their awards June 13 at the Jail Assembly Room, 502 North Falkenburg Road, as part of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's 2012 Second-Quarter Awards Ceremony. Calling them "dedicated advocates of the program," Col. James Previtera noted …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The celebration at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room was for Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office employees advancing to the ranks of colonel, captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced its celebration of employees set to receive promotions effective April 30. The ceremony, scheduled for April 23 at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, was an opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the advancement of 24 law enforcement officers, as noted below: ______________ Advancing in Rank at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office _____________ RELATED COVERAGE: ______________
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office holds a quarterly recognition ceremony for deputies, detectives, civilians and retirees that, among other things, recognizes longevity of service. The latest ceremony was March 14, for the first quarter of 2012.
Col. James Previtera of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office welcomed attendees to the Falkenburg Road Jail to recognize nine employees for their longevity of service and another two employees for joining "the ranks of the retired." Respect was paid March 14 at the Awards Recognition Ceremony for the first quarter of 2012. The quarterly recognition gathering is held at the jail assembly room in the Greater Brandon area of Tampa, at 520 North Falkenburg Rd. Noting that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office "enjoys a strong reputation in the community," Previtera said that standing is attributed "to the nearly 4,000 men and women who make up the sheriff's office." This quarter’s retirees are: Nine employees were recognized for …