Bradenton crime prevention volunteer wins statewide honor

October 21, 2013 

From left: Bradenton Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Merriman, Tami Spyker, BPD Capt. William Fowler, and Investigator Fredy Ordonez after Spyker was named 2013 Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year. PHOTO PROVIDED

Bradenton crime prevention volunteer honored

BRADENTON -- The  Florida Crime Prevention Association named Tami Spyker of Bradenton the 2013 Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year during the 44th annual training conference Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

The award was presented by FCPA Presdent Chip Wells of the St. Petersburg Police Department. 

"The  Bradenton  Police Department congratulates Ms. Spyker for being named the recipient of this prestigious award," said Bradenton Police Department Deputy  Chief  Warren  Merriman in a press release. "It  is quite remarkable Ms. Spyker has donated thousands of hours to her community without compensation, and continues to go above and beyond to ensure existing programs stay on track in addition to implementing new safety programs throughout Bradenton. Without doubt our community is better because of Ms. Spyker's efforts."

E. Manatee GOP to present Tampa transportation guru

EAST MANATEE -- The East Manatee Republican Club will lunch at the Peridia Golf and Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14.

Guest speaker will be Alex English from the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. Question-and-answer session to follow.

Cost is $15.

RSVP with Diane Garcia at 941-739-3813 or email longboatfl@aol.com. Information: emanateerc.org

Jennifer Alden book-signing event set for Saturday

MANATEE -- Author Jennifer Alden will hold a book-signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Family Christian Book Store, 5203 Cortez Road.

Information: jenniferaldenbooks.com.

-- Herald staff reports

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