Sheriff's Office Promotions
NEWS RELEASE 19-134 - AUGUST 08, 2019
From left: Sheriff Tom Knight, Lieutenant Shawn Johnson, Sergeant Brian Tuck and Supervisor Marcus Ostrowski.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the promotion of three Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office members.
Sergeant Shawn Johnson is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Johnson joined the sheriff’s office in 2001, obtaining dual certification in corrections and law enforcement in 2002. Throughout his career he has worked in Patrol as a field training officer and Special Operations as a member of the SWAT team. In 2010 Johnson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and later worked in the Patrol Bureau and Intelligence Unit. He was nominated for Employee of the Month seven times, served as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and trained as a rappel master with the Florida SWAT Association. Johnson has advanced training in several areas including narcotics identification, case preparation and courtroom testimony. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.
Deputy Brian Tuck is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Tuck began his law enforcement career in 2005 with the Florida Department of Corrections before joining Sarasota County as a corrections deputy in 2007. He obtained his law enforcement certification in 2008, transferred to Patrol in 2010 and joined the Traffic Unit in 2012. Tuck earned his Drug Recognition Expert certification and is trained in many areas including Traffic Homicide Investigation, Radar and Drug Identification. He served as a Field Training Officer and Field Sobriety Instructor. Tuck was nominated for Employee of the Month and has twice received the MADD Award for making more than 100 DUI arrests. He attended Florida Gulf Coast University.
Assistant Records Custodian Marcus Ostrowski is promoted to the rank of Public Records Supervisor assigned to the Support Services Bureau. Ostrowski joined the sheriff’s office in 2015 after obtaining his law enforcement certification from Palm Beach State College. During his career he also worked as a Communications Operator III and Records Technician. Ostrowski was promoted to Assistant Records Custodian earlier this year. He holds certifications in managing police records and uniform crime reporting. Ostrowski earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.
“It gives me great pride to promote three very deserving members to the next level in their careers,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “They are an exceptional representation of our agency and of law enforcement as a profession. I have no doubt they will continue to make this community very proud.”