Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Florida Department of Transportation’s Safety Office recognized Friday, February 7, 2014, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day to highlight the hard work and dedication of those individuals who perform a vital service protecting Florida’s schoolchildren across the state as they facilitate their safe journey to and from school.

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day 2014

FDOT recognizes the following individuals and organizations exemplifying professionalism and responsibility for the safety of children:

School Crossing Guard of the Year

Benny Shettlesworth of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department School Crossing Guard Program

Benny Shettlesworth

Pictured Left to Right: Dana Crosby (Program Administrator for Florida School Crossing Guards Training Program), Benny Shettlesworth (Crossing Guard of the Year), Shannon Robeson (Parking Enforcement and Crossing Guard Coordinator), Chief of Police Patrick Dooley (Jacksonville Beach Police)

School Crossing Guard Program of the Year

Large Agency:

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program

Medium Agency:

Jacksonville Beach Police Department School Crossing Guard Program

FDOT Secretary Prasad said, “Every day crossing guards help schoolchildren get to school safely.  Their dedication to keeping children safe who are walking and riding bicycles to school is to be commended.”