Jacksonville deputy named officer of the year

Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:54 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Bill McCollum named Jacksonville sheriff's deputy Jared Reston as the recipient of the Attorney General's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award for 2009.

Detective Reston was joined by 11 fellow officers from around the state at a ceremony on Wednesday, recognizing them for their dedication to law enforcement.

Reston is a nine-year veteran with the sheriff?s office. In January 2008, he was working his second job as an off-duty officer at a mall when he received a call about two young shoplifters. One of them was easily controlled, but the other suspect fled, official said. The suspect began shooting at Reston, wounding him. Reston managed to return fire, killing the suspect.

Reston is the seventh recipient of the annual award.

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