From left, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County School Associate Superintendent Michael Bessett and School Resource Officer of the Year, Deputy Kurt Krazho.
LARGO – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy, Kurt Frazho received the 2014 Pinellas County School Resource Deputy of the Year at a ceremony during the June 10 school board meeting.
Frazho started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2006. He has been a school resource deputy at East Lake High School for the past four years.
Below is an excerpt from Frazho’s nomination letter to the school board:
“Over the past four years, Deputy Kurt Frazho has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to duty and performance as a school resource officer assigned to East Lake High School. Deputy Frazho is a man to be respected. Not because he carries a badge, but because he respects the badge he carries. There are three words within the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics that are representative of the way in which Kurt Frazho conducts his job and himself. These words are integrity, courage and duty.
“Duty is a moral or legal obligation or responsibility. Deputy Frazho has sworn an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Pinellas County and most importantly the students and staff at East Lake High. He is a consummate team player and this is witnessed in his strong ability and willingness to assist others. To ensure a safe learning environment, he works closely with administrators, often putting his own work aside to do so.
“Deputy Frazho should be commended for his outstanding service and exceptional display of investigative expertise.”