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Chamber honors Deputy of the Month

June 30, 2017
By MELISSA BILL (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Recently, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff's Office East District was recognized for her commitment to serving the public and her dedication to hard work.

On June 27, Deputy Jaime Bryant was named Deputy of the Month by the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce at its monthly luncheon, which was held at EmJay's Tavern and Grill.

"Due to Deputy Bryant's great police work and diligent patrol skills, suspects that were responsible for multiple burglaries were apprehended," said LCSO Lt. Charles Pakulis, who presented the award.

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LCSO Deputy Jaime Bryant, left, was named the Deputy of the Month by the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce on June 27. Lt. Charles Pakulis presented her with the award.

In June, Bryant responded to a call about two men in a pickup who were trying to gain entry into a home. She observed a truck that matched the description run a stop sign and began to pursue it. Bryan actively patrolled the area and located the unoccupied truck, which had collided with a parked vehicle.

Multiple firearms, a gun safe and flat-screen televisions were seized from inside of the truck - items that had been stolen during separate residential burglaries, according to officials.

Bryant was also helped to apprehend two people involved in a separate burglary case.

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According to Pakulis, a homeowner detained one suspect inside the house, but two others fled before deputies arrives. Bryant and the other deputies apprehended the two and took them into custody.

At the luncheon, chamber officials also introduced a few new members, including Dr. Adrian Danchenko, the recently-appointed resident cardiologist at Lehigh Regional Medical Center.

Danchenko explained that he recently moved from the east coast to head up the restructuring of the hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Department.

"I wanted to come somewhere to make a difference, and being in one location allows me to service a community that needs it," he said.

David Lindsay, district manager of the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District, was also on hand to talk about a recently formed partnership with the LCSO. The LA-MSID and LCSO are working together to crack down on illegal ATV riding on the district's property.

"These ATVs are destroying the canals," he said. "They destroy the vegetation by the canals that eventually affects the water quality and causes flooding issues."

LA-MSID Resource and Relations Director Carla Brantley asked for the community's involvement in reporting ATVs, as well as garbage and debris that riders leave behind in the canals and waterways.

The chamber announced that it will host a Business Expo in September, enabling businesses to showcase their products and services, while networking with other industry professionals.

The chamber will hold its next luncheon on July 25 at EmJay's Tavern and Grill, at 700 Leeland Heights Blvd. W. Networking at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $20 for chamber members and guests.

 
 

 

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