Governor and Cabinet recognize self-less act of deputy

Governor Rick Scott is honoring Detective Robert Smith, of the Martin County Sheriff's Office, with the medal of heroism.
    
Last November Detective Smith was assisting the DEA and the Marshals Service in apprehending two violent offenders. A gun battle began and two officers were wounded; a third was pinned by gunfire.
    
Detective Smith maneuvered a patrol car to protect the trapped officer, and helped catch the two suspects. His supervisor at the Sheriff's office calls Detective Smith " a role model for others and an ideal representative of the Martin County Sheriff's Office."


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