Sheriff Israel To Be Honored By Jewish Society

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel at his swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel at his swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

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AVENTURA (CBSMiami/AP) — Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and children’s advocate Lauren Book will be honored Sunday by a society that represents law enforcement officers and other officials who are of the Jewish faith.

“Sheriff Israel has demonstrated, in less than a year in office, that his priorities include fighting crime, supporting the men and women who do the work of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and reaching out to various groups within Broward County to foster partnerships between BSO and all members of the community,” Shomrim Society President Dan Rakofsky said.

Lauren Book, an abuse survivor, founded of Lauren’s Kids that works through the legislature and in the schools to prevent child sexual abuse.

Israel and Book will receive their awards at the Shomrim Society’s annual gala at the Aventura-Turnberry Jewish Center.

According to the organization’s website, the society is a fraternal and charitable organization of law enforcement officers, firefighters and other active and retired criminal justice and public safety professionals of Jewish faith or heritage.

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