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Palm Beach County assistant state attorney honored at FWC meeting

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized 15th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Andrew Sando with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year award at its Commission meeting Thursday in Fort Lauderdale.

“Sando was nominated by FWC law enforcement staff in our West Palm Beach office because of his willingness to take the lead on fish, wildlife and resource cases in that area,” said Col. Curtis Brown, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “He has significantly contributed to the safety and quality of life for the people of Palm Beach County who pursue outdoor recreation.”

FWC staff praised Sando’s thoroughness and enthusiasm in helping officers prepare for criminal prosecution of their cases.

“In addition to teaching our officers, he has taken it upon himself to learn about their role in law enforcement conservation,” Brown said. “He has gone on ride-alongs with officers and toured our evidence facilities, and works closely with FWC legal staff.”

Andrew Sando Award

FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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