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Clearwater officer honored for humanitarian work

Clearwater Police officer Brian DeWitt and his wife, Jina.

Courtesy Clearwater Civitan Club

Clearwater Police officer Brian DeWitt and his wife, Jina.

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Clearwater Police officer Brian DeWitt was recognized for his police work and service to the community by the Clearwater Civitan Club during its Law Week meeting May 21 at the Clearwater Police Department.

Club president Earle Lusk rang the bell that opened the meeting attended by Clearwater police Chief Anthony Holloway and members of his staff; DeWitt and his wife, Jina; members of the Community Liaison Team; and club chaplain Carl Leiby, who gave the invocation.

As a member of the Clearwater Police Department's Community Liaison Team, DeWitt's focus is assisting citizens with quality of life issues. He and fellow team members regularly attend community meetings to identify current conditions and provide law enforcement assistance.

DeWitt is also involved with the city's homeless initiative, a program that provides the homeless with alternative resources to improve their living conditions and cleans up homeless encampments.

In a humanitarian gesture, the officer reached out to a family with a disabled child whose home was in dire need of maintenance. Through his contacts with a number of contractors and retailers, supplies and labor were donated to make the necessary repairs.

For the positive impact he's made through his work, DeWitt received a plaque and a check from the Clearwater Civitans.

A congratulatory coffee and pastry social followed.

Mail club news to Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100 A, Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 445-4221; or email nbeall@tampabay.com.

Clearwater officer honored for humanitarian work 06/11/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:07pm]
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