Broward Sheriff's Capt. Rick Wierzbicki has won the Anti-Defamation League Doris and Murray Felton Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.
From the Florida ADL award letter to Wierzbicki:
Your extraordinary efforts in combatting hate crimes and bullying in Broward County exemplifies an ongoing commitment to make your community a better place to live and work. The committee was extremely impressed with your credentials for this award, including your appointment to oversee BSO’s first Hate Crimes/Anti-Bias Task Force, your acceptance of the Community Alliance Award by the Dolphin Democrats of Broward County, and your work with the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center to screen the film Bullied in several Broward County venues to raise awareness of the scourge of anti-Gay bullying in the school system.
We concur with Sheriff Al Lamberti, who nominated you for this honor, on your unwavering dedication and involvement with various initiatives. It is clear from his nomination narrative that your efforts are highly respected and appreciated amongst both your colleagues and the community at-large. This underscores the importance of how each person can make a significant difference in fostering better community relations through authentic and timely actions.
Wierzbicki will receive his award April 3 during the Florida ADL’s regional board meeting at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
Here is the complete letter: