Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
September 8, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420 

Law Enforcement Coordinated Committee Recipient Awards

            On August 24th, Greg Miller, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida presented three members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with plaques recognizing them for their dedication and exemplary service.  Investigations conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office lead to significant indictments and cases being prosecuted in Federal Court.          

    Sgt. Fred Lithgow (pictured center) and Investigator Corey Aittama (pictured right), both assigned to the Drug Task Force, were recognized for their investigative efforts, which lead to successful prosecution of numerous narcotic cases for the Northern District of Florida .

      In addition, Investigator Grady Carpenter (pictured left), assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, collaborated with the FBI in the prosecution of three people who were convicted and sentenced to federal prison for their role in several bank robberies in Alabama , Florida , Louisiana and Mississippi .