January 4, 2013

Detective honored; First State Bank donates to FKSPCA

Detective David Cruz, the law enforcement officer of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2012, was also recognized by First State Bank. Cruz solved a case involving a dog which was found dead in the water inside a cage. The high profile case attracted lots of attention, including a web site which raised money for a reward. First State Bank also offered a $500.00 reward for tips leading to the resolution of the case. There were no tips to reward - Detective Cruz solved it by hard work and extensive follow-up, so all the reward money will be donated to the Florida Keys Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In the photo, Detective Sgt. Donald Catala, Sheriff Peryam, Detective Cruz and Becky Shifflett, Branch Manager of the Marathon First State Bank.

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