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.
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
School Crossing Guard Program of the Year
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program
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.”