WATCH: Deputy Lorenzo Hutchinson Honored With Lucy Ross Award at Recent BCSO Awards
By Space Coast Daily // April 22, 2018
DEDICATION TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
ABOVE VIDEO: Deputy Lorenzo Hutchinson was honored with the Lucy Ross award during the recent Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Awards Ceremony held at the Church of Viera. (BCSO video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Deputy Lorenzo Hutchinson was honored with the Lucy Ross award during the recent Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Awards Ceremony held at the Church of Viera.
“This award signifies that the recipient has consistently demonstrated throughout their career the same qualities demonstrated by the late Sgt. Lucy Ross during her career,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
The criteria requirements for this award are a dedication to community service, excellence in profession, compassion and high level of caring especially concerning children, and being of service to crime victims and their families.
As a former Harlem Globetrotter, Cpl. Hutchinson uses his basketball and communication skills to mentor children of all ages and backgrounds. He has created many successful programs that through teaching basketball skills he can boost self-confidence and give the participants a positive alternative to life on the streets.
The platform to mentor, encourage, and teach life skills to our youth is basketball. Hutch has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children from all backgrounds through the building of their self-esteem while teaching them self-discipline, accountability, and healthy life choices.
In addition, Cpl. Hutchinson also organized “Daddy Daycare—Celebration of Good Fathers.” This event used basketball to encourage fathers to be positive role models and active participants in their children’s lives.
He plays a vital role in the success of the Police Athletic League, where his participation has served to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the community and enhanced the lives of everyone involved.
If all of that isn’t enough, he serves as a Coach for the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball team at Astronaut High School and at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex where he works autistic children.
“Cpl. Hutchinson’s tireless efforts and unlimited energy in his commitment to our youth and our communities, serving as an example for all to emulate, and proudly representing the true spirit of Sergeant Lucy Ross,” said Ivey.
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