|Bud is honored at the ceremony by fellow Explorers|
and the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit, whose
officers serve as advisors to the Explorer program.
A long-time participant in the Sheriff’s Office Cadet / Explorer program is leaving the program for bigger and better things: West Point.
Bud stands with his parents, Reserve Deputy Brad
Humelsine and his wife, Dixie and Captain Charles
Cook, representative of West Point.
Post 905 Explorer Captain John “Bud” Humelsine was honored at a Sheriff’s Office ceremony on Friday for his contributions to the program as the Sheriff’s Office said “goodbye and good luck” to him as he moves on in his career. Humelsine has been in the Explorer program for the past six years, reaching the rank of Captain of his post in 2010. He has been an enthusiastic participant in the various training opportunities offered by the program. He was on the Post’s pistol team, competing in many matches around the state against other Explorer groups. For the past two years, Humelsine has won every pistol match he has competed in.
Humelsine is a senior at Coral Shores High School and, when he was in 7th Grade, he determined his long term goal to be enrollment in West Point. Recently, that goal was fulfilled when he was accepted into that institution. He reports for Cadet Basic Training in July. At the ceremony on Friday, a representative of West Point was in attendance. Captain Charles Cook is the Florida State Congressional District Coordinator, Directorate of Admissions for West Point. He spoke at the ceremony about the great honor it is to be accepted to the exclusive institution, and about the experiences that wait for Humelsine there.
“Bud is an extremely impressive kid,” said Sheriff Bob Peryam. “He sets his sights on something, and works hard until he gets there. I hope our Explorer Program has been as valuable to Bud as he has been to the program.”
The Sheriff’s Cadet / Explorer program is for young people between the ages of 11 and 21 who are interested in law enforcement. The program strives to introduce participants to all aspects of the law enforcement field. It also encourages discipline, teamwork and community service.
For more information about the Cadet / Explorer program, visit the Sheriff’s Office web site at http://www.keysso.net/commrelations/juvenileprograms/juvenile_programs.htm