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**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Law Enforcement Animals Protect Us, We Must Protect Them

3/11/2019

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For Immediate Release: Monday, March 11, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
**PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Law Enforcement Animals Protect Us, We Must Protect Them
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis testified today in front of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 96, an effort to protect police, fire, search and rescue dogs, and police horses.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “I was proud today to stand in front of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee with a critical member of our law enforcement team, Ginger, an Accelerant Detection K9. Ginger works on the front lines helping my fraud detectives apprehend arsonists in Florida. I fully support Senate Bill 96 and thank Senator Bean for his efforts to protect these highly-trained law enforcement animals.”

Pictured above: CFO Jimmy Patronis, Senator Aaron Bean, Detective Jim Stafford, Arson K9 Ginger

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).