Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers today named Marion County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jimmy Long the 2018 School Resource Officer of the Year. Corporal Long is being recognized for his quick thinking and heroic action in responding to a school shooting on April 20, 2018.
“Corporal Long is the true definition of a hero. After hearing a gunshot on the campus of Forest High School, Corporal Long did not hesitate to protect the lives of innocent high schoolers,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Corporal Long’s actions undoubtingly saved many lives and I am thankful for his courage. May his quick and selfless response be a testament to the bravery required of a school resource officer. Thank you, Corporal Long.”