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Pinellas County
Sheriff’s Office honors crossing guards
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School crossing guard Dawn Pecora receives the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award Feb. 3 for dedicated service to the children of Pinellas County from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. Pecora works crossing locations in Largo and Seminole.
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School crossing guard Fred King receives the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award Feb. 3 for dedicated service to the children of Pinellas County from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. King helps children get to school safety at Ozona Elementary and Palm Harbor Middle School.
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School crossing guard Don Manley receives the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award Feb. 3 for dedicated service to the children of Pinellas County from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. Manley is a crossing guard for Dunedin Middle School.
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School Crossing Guard Carl Sanford receives the first-ever Courage Award Feb. 3 from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
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Robert Davis receives recognition for his years of dedicated service as County liaison to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guard Program from program Supervisor Sharon Lough and Major Wayne Morris.
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Twenty-one Pinellas County school crossing guards received recognition for their perfect attendance record. The award-winners are, front row, kneeling from left, Jim Healy, Don Breckley, Jack Adler, Janet Curnutt, Paige Sherry and Laura Vaughan; middle row, Betty Long, Jean Davis, Doris Foote, Carol Donovan, Richard Kearns, Sallee Perry, Ed Coron and Joan Barrucci; and back row, Linda Mc Clure, Carl Sanford, Mark Tillinghast, Art Cwiklinski, John Kuntz, Ed Daley, Robert Smith.
DUNEDIN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office marked Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Feb. 3 by honoring its own during a special ceremony at the Elks Lodge #1525 in Dunedin.

Three crossing guards received the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award for dedicated service to children in Pinellas. In addition, one crossing guard received the first-ever Courage Award for exemplary strength in overcoming an illness and returning to work.

Twenty-seven crossing guards received badges for completion of their initial certification from the Florida Department of Transportation. Other received awards for perfect attendance and crossing guard of the month.

Dawn Pecora, Frederick King and Donald Manley received this year’s Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award.

Freda Turner and her husband, Thomas, started the award for the Pinellas Sheriff’s School Crossing Guards 37 years ago in honor of Mrs. Turner’s mother, Maybelle Rollins Bradford.

The Turners began the recognition after observing the care and concern the county’s school crossing guards displayed in their contact with children every day.

Mrs. Turner continued this tradition following her husband’s death in 1980, and when she passed away last year, she left arrangements through a trust to carry on the tradition in her mother’s honor.

Recipients who receive the honor must meet several criteria, including attendance, care of students at their crossing, hazards at the crossing, length of service and conduct. Each recipient received a $100 check, an engraved plaque and a recognition nameplate on a larger plaque that will be on display at the sheriff’s office.

Pecora has been a school crossing guard for five years. She became a FDOT certified trainer in 2010. Currently, she works two school crossing locations in the Largo and Seminole area. She has near perfect attendance and works diligently to keep the student pedestrians safe. One of her school crossings had its challenges with parking, traffic and neighborhood concerns. She has always handled herself in a professional manner when dealing with the school, public and community.

King has been a member of the sheriff’s office since 2002. Presently, he is working the very challenging school crossing post on Alt 19 at Tampa Road. He provides coverage for two schools. At Ozona Elementary School, he helps more than 50 students cross the street safely in the morning and afternoon. He is also there in the morning and afternoon for 12 students at Palm Harbor Middle School. King knows all his students and parents by name and can even remember the sports the students participate in.

Manley has been a member of the school crossing guard program since 2005. He works the very challenging school crossing post located on Union Street at Patricia Avenue for Dunedin Middle School. Due to the high number of students utilizing this crossing, the guards must be alert and attentive to all that is going on around them. Don has had to deal with several gang fights, gunfire in the area and a student being shot by a BB gun.

The PCSO School Crossing Guard Program presently has 131 crossing guards covering 166 school crossing posts for elementary, middle and one high school in the unincorporated area as well as in the contract cities of Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Madeira Beach and Seminole.
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