Sheriff's Association member honored | Events
Avon Park, Florida -- Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton presented the Florida Sheriff's Association's Distinguished Service Award to Claude J. Ryan last week at the Kenilworth Care Rehabilitation Center. The award recognizes people who have been Honorary Members of the Florida Sheriff's Association for 25 years or more.
Mr. Ryan, originally from upstate New York, has lived in Highlands County for the past 28 years.
Until recently, he lived in the Avon Park area, but currently resides at Kenilworth Care.
He was joined in the celebration by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ryan of the Bellvale, New York area and winter residents of Avon Park.
Also in attendance at the presentation were Chief Deputy Mark Schrader and several other members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office as well as a number of Kenilworth Care residents and staff.
Mr. Ryan was presented with a 25-year Distinguished Service Award plaque to commemorate the occasion.