Posted: April 21, 2021
Justice was served with the guilty verdict of former police officer Derrick Chauvin in the murder of Mr. George Floyd. As I previously stated when this tragic incident happened, this individual tarnished the law enforcement profession with his blatant disregard for human life. On behalf of the men and women of the Punta Gorda Police Department, I want to assure our community that we will continue to earn your trust. We believe in the sanctity of human life. It is at the core of our department along with our organizational values: Integrity, Respect, Fairness and Impartiality, Excellence, and Teamwork. We will continue to embrace the efforts to move policing forward alongside all members of our community.