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Police Academy Scholarship Awarded
Monday, July 01, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Contact: OPPD Sgt. Randy Case, 904-264-5555.
July 1, 2013

The Detective Dave White Law Enforcement Scholarship Committee Announces First Scholarship Recipient

The members of the Detective Dave White Law Enforcement Scholarship Committee congratulate Mr. Zach Cox of Green Cove Springs as the organization’s first scholarship recipient. 19-year-old Zach Cox is an outstanding young man who exemplifies a positive lifestyle, is involved in our community in several service areas and displays great character. Cox completed the scholarship application, the required essay and excelled on the personal interview as part of the scholarship selection process. The purpose of the scholarship is to memorialize Detective Dave White’s character, his reputation, as well as the positive lifestyle he lived. This new scholarship awards at least one recipient annually financial assistance to attend the St. Johns River State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The award amount is up to $3,300 per academy class. Scholarship applicants must be admitted to the St. Johns River State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy prior to application.

Mrs. Jennifer White serves as a member of the scholarship committee and is deeply involved in the scholarship process. Mrs. White is very proud of the scholarship and of this first recipient. Zach Cox is currently employed by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office as a Civilian Control Room Operator in the Clay County Jail. His long-time goal has been to become a sworn member of the CCSO (i.e. Deputy Sheriff) by attending the police academy. Please find attached a photo of Zach Cox for your use.

The scholarship committee would like to thank the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange Park Police Department, the Green Cove Springs Police Department and the St. Johns River State College Law Enforcement Academy for their support. A fishing tournament is planned for August 10th at Whitey's Fish Camp on CR 220 to continue to raise funds for this annual scholarship effort. For more information about The Detective Dave White Law Enforcement Scholarship contact OPPD Sergeant Randy Case at 904-264-5555.

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