Fla. (June 23, 2014) – The Pat Thomas
Law Enforcement Academy will graduate Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Class 411
at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Florida Public Safety Institute’s
Conference Center on Highway 90 west of Tallahassee.
Deputy Robert Lundy of the
Taylor County Sheriff’s Office will be the evening’s guest speaker. Lundy was
hailed a hero last February when he was involved in a gunfight at a business in
Perry, Florida. He suffered life-threatening wounds in the incident but was
able to return fire against the assailant and prevented the loss of several
lives through his heroic actions.
Each Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy Basic Recruit Class completes 824 hours of training that
includes law enforcement topics such as firearms, defensive tactics, first aid
and emergency vehicle driving. Each class also performs a community service
project. Basic Recruit Class 411 decided to have a fundraiser to assist Lundy
and his family, as the injuries sustained during his heroic act have since
prevented him from returning to work. The recruits raised $2,400 for Lundy and
his family, which they intend to present to him at graduation.
The Florida Public Safety
Institute is very proud of its newest graduates and honored to have the “2014
Local Hero,” Deputy Robert Lundy, address recruits as they begin their journey
into the law enforcement profession.
For information, call (850) 201-7000.