The OLEO Awards, provided by Stellar.

The State Attorney’s Office presented its 2020 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer (OLEO) awards to several deserving members of Fourth Judicial Circuit agencies who exceeded the call of duty over the past year.

It was a timeframe marred by COVID-19, which took the lives of several Fourth Circuit law enforcement members — including one who will now be memorialized for his assistance establishing the OLEOs.


In a fitting tribute, the awards have been renamed the Sgt. Daniel “Dan” Watts Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Awards. Watts, a sergeant with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, passed away from COVID-19 in September 2020. The idea for the OLEOs originated when Watts met State Attorney Melissa Nelson in 2017 and introduced her to the concept and served on the inaugural awards committee.

The latest ceremony took place during honors for National Police Week, which were postponed to October this year due to pandemic.

The office would also like to provide a special thank you to Ronald Foster and his team at Stellar, which graciously provided for the awards that were presented to those recognized.

The 2020 OLEO awards were presented to:

Lifesaving Awards

Deputies Ryan Goethe, Brad Knight, and Trevor Zittrower — Nassau County Sheriff’s Office

Officer Nolan Kea — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Task Force Officer Deputy Christopher Faircloth (CCSO) — DEA

Investigative Excellence Awards

Detective Jessica Duncan-Robinson — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Special Agent Bradley Boyle, Task Force Officer Detective David Carpenter (GCSPD) — DEA 

Special Agent Kevin Roberson, Task Force Officer Christina Rosario Del Valle (JSO) — DEA

Detective Brandy Turman — Nassau County Sheriff’s Office


Civilian Public Safety Awards

Garland Scott — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office


Citizen/Volunteer Partnership Awards

Auxiliary Officer Steven Sheffer — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Jimmy Willard — Willard’s BBQ


Leadership Award

Group Supervisor Michael Mayer — DEA


Bravery Award

Officer Dustin Joiner — Atlantic Beach Police Department


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