By Carma Henry

Sheriff Scott Isreal

Sheriff Scott Isreal

Achieving Results Amid a Challenging Year

2017 has been an amazing year for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Thanks to the amazing men and women of BSO, we accomplished so much.

In January, we faced our worst nightmare when an active shooter ruthlessly murdered five people and wounded six more innocent victims in the baggage area of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. BSO, local and federal law enforcement agencies and first responders did a phenomenal job rushing into a dangerous and chaotic situation and peacefully apprehended the shooter within just 85 seconds of his first shot being fired, and without incident or any further loss of life. Despite the terrible loss of life from the initial attack, it proved to be one of the finest hours in law enforcement.

This year, we also ramped up our efforts in the battle against the very deadly opioid crisis. Together with our important community partners, BSO poured resources into defeating this alarming epidemic, which claimed the lives of more than 500 Broward residents in 2016 alone – roughly double the rate of the prior year. One of our biggest victories this year was the sweeping arrests of 82 heroin dealers and distributors. The …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette