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School Resource Officer honored for outstanding service.

BSO School Resource Officer Timothy Irvin has received the second annual Charles Bingham Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the School Resource Officer program and to Lauderhill Middle School where he serves. The award was presented by Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne at ceremonies on October 30th.,Deputy Irvin received the award for his efforts in May 2002 when he gave chase and arrested a 7th grade student who was discharging a firearm at a park near Lauderhill Middle School. Because of the deputy’s swift response, no one was injured.,In making the presentation, Sheriff Jenne acknowledged the vital role that School Resource Officers play in the lives of children. "Students and parents look to school resource officers as protectors, counselors and role models,” said Sheriff Jenne. “We are blessed that our schools have experienced very little violence, and I attribute that to these dedicated men and women.",The annual award is named for the late BSO Lt. Charles Bingham, a longtime supervisor of the School Resource Officer program. Bingham was a proponent of the program and a strong believer of community policing.,As part of the honor, recipients receive $1,000 to use toward his or her child’s college education.

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