Sheriff's Office Ceremony

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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy John May along with the swearing in of 19 new deputies.
Deputy John May is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Courts and Corrections Division. May joined the sheriff’s office in 1998 and earned his corrections certification in 2001. In 2007, he was nominated for Corrections Deputy of the Year and in 2014 was awarded Employee of the Month. May was again nominated for Corrections Deputy of the Year in 2015, receiving the distinction in March of that year. He has training in Crisis Intervention and Breath Test Operation, and earned college credits through the State College of Florida.
“Today is a great day for the sheriff’s office,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “Not only are we recognizing the hard work and dedication of a veteran deputy, but our sheriff’s office family is growing with more than a dozen new members proudly wearing our badge.”