Snagging suspect earns detective top honors
MANATEE -- Detective Darryl Davis of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office has been named Employee of the Month for August by Sheriff Brad Steube.
Davis was off duty Aug. 2 at a Chick-fil-A Restaurant when he was approached by the victim of an armed robbery. The victim described a suspect who had been spotted jumping a fence behind a nearby GFS Supermarket.
Davis pursued and located the suspect within a few blocks. When patrol assistance arrived, the suspect was arrested and the victim's property recovered.
"His valor, decisive action and expertise was essential to the positive outcome of this incident," Steube said in a press release.
Fixing computer glitch makes Urbina top employee
MANATEE -- Jesus Urbina has been named Employee of the Month for August by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
As part of the IT Network Services Section, Urbina was involved in the Windows 7 migration process for the entire agency. Early on, it was discovered a tool application to be used was not generating results and more help was requested from Microsoft.
Urbina ran several tests on his own, which determined a specific error to the original task sequence. He was able to outline the program malfunction.
"For his perseverance, innovation and proficiency, Urbina is awarded employee of the month," Sheriff Brad Steube wrote in a press release.
5,000-item auction will benefit animals Sept. 6-7
ANNA MARIA -- A garage sale with more than 5,000 items will benefit the Manatee County shelter effort to no-kill and treat heartworm in its animals will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6-7 at 318 Magnolia Ave.
Cash only. All proceeds will be used for medical treatment of shelter animals. Also collecting dog and cat food at the sale, said Caryn Hodge, marketing director of Chiles Restaurant Group. Information: 941-778-8705.
-- Herald staff report