SFPD’s Pearson Honored at SKY VALOR Awards

SFPD’s Pearson Honored at SKY VALOR Awards


SFPD Officer Joel Pearson (center) with Greg Cassidy and Bob Rose at the 2019 Valor Awards held in Ocala June 17, 2019.

June 18, 2019 – Santa Fe College Police Officer Joel Pearson was honored at the fifth annual VALOR Awards, from local radio station 97.3 WSKY-FM. The ceremony recognizes first-responders in North Central Florida for their service to the community. Honorees were selected by their respective supervisors for outstanding job performance. Pearson, now a reserve officer at the SFPD, spent 17 years at the college and also served as a field training officer.

During his time at the SFPD, Pearson received numerous awards and twice was commended for saving lives at the college. Once, by saving the life of a student whose heart stopped three times. The second time was when Pearson used an A.E.D. to revive a coach, who collapsed during a cheerleading event on the Northwest Campus.

Congratulations to Officer Pearson and all of those who served to keep our community safe.