The Clearwater Civitan Club is involved an a variety of community projects throughout the area. One especially near and dear to their heart is awarding a plaque for outstanding service to the community to a local police officer. From the Clearwater Police Department: Our own retired NYPD man Fred was responsible for beginning our annual Law Week program fifty years ago. Clearwater Police Chief Slaughter selects the officer to be honored based on his police work and community service. In the first photo, Chief Slaughter is on the left; Officer Brian Hoxie is holding the plaque we presented. The right hand photo is Officer Hoxie with his two immediate supervisors. In the past, many fellow officers have attended as well as most Clearwater Club members- an AM meeting with pastry provided by Civitans. But in the scaled down Covid times, it was a smaller group gathering in the afternoon which worked best for all schedules. We are always impressed by the officer chosen, and this year especially, there were several Civitan connections to Officer Hoxie. He is chaplain for his FOP Union so I told him about the Four Chaplains and Civitan's Clergy Week. He was also a guest speaker at the church that originated the Homeless Empowerment Program that we have supported for many years. For four years he has been emcee and DJ for the local Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine dance for special needs. His current police duties are serving on the Community Problem Response Team, developing strong neighborhood ties with police and citizens.