During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Jason Hutchinson with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism. Officer Hutchinson was recently recognized as FWC’s 2017 Officer of the Year for his service and commitment to the safety of Florida’s families.
Governor Scott said, “I’m incredibly proud to recognize Officer Hutchinson with the Medal of Heroism today for his outstanding service to the State of Florida. Officer Hutchinson’s actions show how hard Florida’s law enforcement officers work every day to protect our families and communities.”
Col. Curtis Brown, the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement director, said, “Officer Hutchinson’s dedication to conserving resources and public safety makes him an ideal FWC officer. He has made a difference in his patrol area and we’re proud to have him representing the FWC.”
About Officer Jason Hutchinson
Officer Jason Hutchinson began his career at the Florida Department of Corrections and became a sworn officer for FWC in 2012, patrolling Santa Rosa County. In January, he was named FWC 2017 Officer of the Year for his contributions to his community and public safety. Over the past year, Officer Hutchinson rescued a first-time hunter lost at night in the Escambia River swamp and was instrumental to apprehending one of the most wanted illegal drug distributers in the area. He also developed an officer mentoring program and performed countless outreach hours to area youth and civic organizations.