Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement regarding the two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who were killed in the line of duty this afternoon.
Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam joined the Boy Scouts of America to award Bartow native and Former University of Florida and Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Jason Odom with the Boy Scouts of America Soaring Eagle award. Jason Odom received the Soaring Eagle award in recognition of his service to scouting, significant contributions to the community and work with ALL PRO DAD.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Florida Forest Service will deploy an additional 20 wildland firefighters as an Initial Attack Hand Crew to help battle a 247,000-acre wildfire in Northwest Oklahoma. The Incident Management Team of 28 wildland firefighters that deployed to Oklahoma last week has been reassigned to assist with this fire as well.